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KYOCERA Headquarters Illumination & Concert Schedule 2012

Energy-efficient LEDs light-up a winter tradition in Kyoto

December 6, 2012

Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) announced the schedule for the 2012 illumination and concert events to be held at its headquarters building in Kyoto City, Japan from December 13 through 31. Kyocera has been presenting this holiday season illumination event to help invigorate the local community ever since the company’s current headquarters were established in 1998.

Photo:Past illumination scenes
Past illumination scenes
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While still providing this winter tradition for people from the local community and beyond to enjoy the holiday season, this year’s illumination has made a complete switch to use of energy-efficient LED lighting in order to reduce energy consumption. In the evenings, the Kyocera headquarters building and the public garden area in front of the main entrance will be transformed with roughly 200,000 LEDs of various colors, background seasonal music, and an 86-meter giant Christmas tree display. Moreover, there will be a handbell concert on December 20, which is also open to the public.

For the giant Christmas tree, the Kyocera headquarters 20-story building is decorated to create the shape of a classic fir tree by utilizing or blocking selected lighting from office space windows on both the east and west sides of the building. Flashing lamps, green and red lighting and a huge “Merry X-mas” sign complete the festive holiday scene which can be seen from far and near.

There will also be a classical concert performed by the Seibo Gakuin Junior High School / High School handbell and chorus groups. Come to enjoy the heart-warming voices and harmonious sound of the handbells while viewing the illumination display.
Date: December 20, 2012 (Thu) 18:30-19:30 (tentative)
Location: Kyocera headquarters lobby 1st floor


Kyocera Headquarters Illumination 2012


Illumination: Dec 13 (Thu) - Dec 31 (Mon), 17:00 - 22:00 (until 21:00 on Dec 31)
Giant Christmas Tree: Dec 15 (Sat) - 25 (Tue)


Kyocera headquarters building and the garden area in front of the main entrance


Head Office 6 Takeda Tobadono-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Japan 612-8501


- From Kyoto Station Hachijyoguchi exit take REX bus (15 min)
- From Takeda Station (Kintetsu Line / Kyoto Subway Karasuma Line) exit the north-west exit and take a city bus to Pulse Plaza stop (5 min)
- From Kintetsu Line Fushimi Station 10 minute walk
- From Keihan Line Chushojima Station take a city bus to Pulse Plaza stop (10 min)


No public parking on weekdays. Parking available on weekends and holidays at Pulse Plaza on the north side of the Kyocera building from Dec 15 - 24 (gates close at 21:45)

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