Lighting up ancient history

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Winter solstice celebrations began on Saturday at the Hikari no Hibiki festival, with about 6,000 paper lanterns illuminating an ancient historic site at Yoshinogari Historical Park, which straddles Kanzaki and Yoshinogari in Saga Prefecture. When viewed from a 12-meter-high observation deck, the lantern arrangements depict the shapes of cultural artifacts such as burial urns and bronze mirrors. The event is being held on Saturdays and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 25.