Washi Candle Garden

Washi Candle Garden

Tokyo Midtown illuminates in remembrance of 2011 Tohoku Earthquake


It’s been five years since the Great Tohoku Earthquake of 2011, but its reverberations still echo, ensuring it won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

In what has become an annual tradition, Tama University students have created paper lanterns from messages supporting the cities which were victim to the disaster.

From September 9 to 11, the washi paper lanterns will be installed in Tokyo Midtown to create a Washi Candle Garden. The garden will be illuminated with the warm, soft glow of thousands of messages supporting and sending strength to the 38 cities still rebuilding after the quake.

Sep 9-11. Tokyo Midtown. Nearest station: Roppongi.