Cherry Blossoms on Kara-mon Gate, Nijo Castle at NightCG Image Projection
The event was planned to enhance the existing cherry blossom illumination, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary this year of the restoration of imperial rule, which took place at Nijo Castle.
CG images of cherry blossoms blooming in the places where the two cranes depicted on the gate flew away were projected on Kara-mon gate. In Koun-tei, a tea-ceremony house, a Noh dance was projected over the paper sliding doors. With Japanese-style lamps lighting one's footsteps, the approximately 300 cherry trees of 50 varieties in the garden shine out from the night's darkness. The projection mapping performance and illumination will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. An admission fee is required in addition to the normal entrance fee, which is valid until 5:00 p.m. It is free for visitors in kimono. Specialties of Kyoto will be also sold.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)