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KYOCERA Headquarters Illumination & Concert 2015

200,000 LEDs to produce winter night fantasy

November 24, 2015
Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) announced the opening of its annual illumination event which will be held at its headquarters building in Kyoto City, Japan from November 30 through December 25. Kyocera has been presenting this holiday season illumination event to help invigorate the local community ever since the company’s current headquarters were relocated in 1998. Since 2006, the trees in the public garden area in front of the building have been illuminated by LEDs, enhancing the festive sensation of the giant Christmas tree* that is created on the outside of the building using office room lights and decorations.

* Giant Christmas tree illumination starts on Monday, December 14.
Photo: Illumination scenes in 2014
Illumination scenes in 2014

In the evenings, the headquarters building, public garden area in front of the main entrance, and the area around The Inamori Library will be transformed with roughly 200,000 LEDs of various colors and an 86-meter giant Christmas tree display.

For the giant Christmas tree, the Kyocera headquarters 20-story building is decorated to create the shape of a classic fir tree by utilizing select lighting from office 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 near and far.

There will also be a classical concert performed by Kyoto Seibo Gakuin Junior High School / Senior High School hand-bell and chorus clubs. Come to enjoy the heart-warming voices and harmonious sound of the hand-bells while viewing the illumination display.
Date: December 21 (Mon) 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (tentative)
Location: Kyocera headquarters lobby on the 1st floor

Event Kyocera Headquarters Illumination 2015
Dates Illumination: Nov. 30 (Mon) - Dec. 25 (Fri)
Giant Christmas Tree: Dec. 14 (Mon) - 25 (Fri)
Hours 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location Kyocera headquarters building, the garden area in front of the main entrance and the area around The Inamori Library
Address Head Office 6 Takeda Tobadono-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Japan 612-8501
http://global.kyocera.com/company/csr/others/headquarter/index.html
Access
From Kyoto Station Hachijyoguchi exit, take REX bus to Pulse Plaza/Kyocera-mae stop (15 min.)
From Takeda Station (Kintetsu Line / Kyoto Subway Karasuma Line), exit the north-west exit and take a city bus to Pulse Plaza-mae stop (5 min.)
From Kintetsu Line Fushimi Station 10 minute walk
From Keihan Line Chushojima Station, take a city bus to Pulse Plaza-mae stop (10 min.)
Parking Parking for about 100 cars is available at Pulse Plaza on the north side of the Kyocera building during the illumination event. (Gates closes at 9:45 p.m.)
For details and to see more photos, please visit: http://www.kyocera.co.jp/illumination/ (Japanese only)

Access Map
Image: Access Map

The illumination this year is also environmentally conscious by adopting the “carbon offset mechanism” through which the equivalent carbon dioxide emissions created by this illumination event are traded for emissions reductions achieved by forest improvement by enterprises and NPOs in Kyoto and energy saving efforts by local communities.Image: mark

Opening Hours of The Kyocera Museum of Art Extended
The 2015 autumn special exhibition “Magnificent Offerings to the Gods: Treasures of Yasaka Shrine” is open to the public until Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Kyocera Museum located on the first floor of our headquarters building. For the convenience of visitors to the illumination event, museum hours will be extended by three hours to 8:00 p.m. from November 30 through December 6.

Dates Nov. 3 (Tue) - Dec. 6 (Sun), 2015
*Open every day during this special exhibition.
Hours 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last admission at 4:30 p.m.)
*Nov. 30 (Mon) - Dec. 6 (Sun) during the illumination event: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(Last admission at 7:30 p.m.)
Location The Kyocera Museum of Art
(1st floor of Kyocera headquarters building)
Admission Free
Exhibits 77 pieces of divine treasures of Yasaka Shrine
Photo: Special exhibition in session at The Kyocera Museum of Art
Special exhibition in session at The Kyocera Museum of Art

For details, please visit: http://global.kyocera.com/news/2015/1005_tsum.html