Time for us to talk about some upcoming events in Japan! One of course featuring our favorite virtual diva, Hatsune Miku: Light Up Nippon Hokkaido!
A Memorial Fireworks Show!
A memorial event for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami catastrophe that destroyed Tohoku’s region in 2011, Light Up Nippon Hokkaido’s show aims to to commemorate the region’s reconstruction to this day, aiming to give those people that survived the tragedy a smile under a firework-filled sky night on August 25th.
Some of the victims are living in Hokkaido, and in order to never forget the tragedy that overwhelmed their lives, this firework night show will be held once more this year!
Connecting the Future Through Miku
With such an important event as this one, of course we’re not surprised to find out that Hatsune Miku, Japan’s most iconic virtual idol from this day, will be an honorable guest of the event.
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「初音ミク」とコラボ決定！！ 2019年8月25日（日）in滝野すずらん丘陵公園 初音ミクが花火で北海道を応援します！ 2018年9月胆振東部地震がおき、 北海道すべてがブラックアウトとなる震災を体験し、大きな震災が自分事となりました。 東日本大震災や胆振東部地震を風化させず未来に思いをつなぐ事が大切です。 今年は、スペシャルプログラムとして胆振東部地震の追悼と復興を願い 初音ミクの楽曲と公式コラボレーションした演出による花火を打ち上げます。 初音ミクが北海道を応援します！ ※初音ミクの出演はございません。 お得な早割チケットは 6/11（火）先行抽選予約開始！！ 詳細は公式HPをご覧ください #初音ミク #lightupnippon #lightupnipponhokkaido #花火 #東日本大震災 #追悼 #北海道 #札幌 #滝野すずらん丘陵公園 #日本文化 #復興支援 #音楽
Miku will accompany the fireworks night with her voice and songs, alongside other talented artists. No one could bring hope for the future more than the actual “First sound of the future” after all!
The fireworks show should begin at 7:20PM until 8PM (JST), and Miku’s performance will last about 20 minutes within this time span.
Alongside the main event, there will also be numerous additional activities for its attendees, such as the sale of goods to put towards the region’s reconstruction, a candle art session, relaxing strolls through Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park‘s amazing landscape, delicious meals thanks to Hokkaido’s Meat Festival, and so on!
Click on the name of the location to open it in Google Maps!
Tickets for the event are currently priced 3,240 JPY for adults, while elementary school students can access the event for free. However, there are also numerous bundles that include car parking as well! Here below you can find a more detailed list:
- 1 Adult + 1 car parking – 5,400 JPY
- 2 Adults + car parking – 7,560 JPY
- 3 Adults + 1 car parking – 9,720 JPY
- 4 Adults + 1 car parking – 12,460 JPY
Are you interested in buying one? You can find it here!
If you don’t manage to pre-order your ticket before August 25th, no worries: you can get one for a slight higher price of 4,320 JPY!
We truly wish we could attend, but unfortunately the event is out of our reach. If you ever manage to go see those marvelous fireworks, tell us how your experience was!
Don’t forget to stay tuned with us on VNN for more exciting news about your favorite virtual singers!
Hatsune Miku is on Facebook (English and Japanese), Twitter (English and Japanese), Youtube and Weibo!
As for LIGHT UP NIPPON HOKKAIDO, you can find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or their own Website!