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Rice terrace in east Japan city steps up nighttime appeal with LED lighting

The Oyama Senmaida rice terrace is lit up with green lights in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture, on Oct. 26, 2021. (Mainichi/Keigetsu Hirai)=Click/tap photo for more images.

KAMOGAWA, Chiba -- A rice terrace in this east Japan city has again enhanced its nighttime appeal with a display of LED lights that will continue until Jan. 10, 2022.

    A total of 10,000 LEDs are lighting up the Oyama Senmaida rice terrace in the city's Hiratsuka district -- one of the "top 100 rice terraces in Japan" -- with 6,000 of them changing color every 15 minutes, from orange to blue, then to green and purple.

    During the light-up event last fiscal year, some 10,000 people visited the site.

    The terrace is lit up between around 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Organizers are urging visitors to maintain distances of 2 meters and to stay for no more than one hour as part of coronavirus measures.

    (Japanese original by Keigetsu Hirai, Tateyama Local Bureau)

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