The 3rd Kokura Castle Bamboo Akari

With the help of the citizens, 30,000 lanterns will be placed in Kokura Castle

” From damaged bamboo to bamboo fortune “

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Recycling society and SDGs movement development initiatives.


The 3rd: Kokura Castle Bamboo Akari


Date: 2021 October 23 (Sat) to October 31 (Sun)  Held for 9 days

Location: Kokura Castle castle tower square, historical road, Toranomon, and downtown Kokura

Time: 17:30 to 20:30 each

Fee: Junior high school students and above – 500 yen

(tickets will be sold at convenience stores from mid-September)

Bamboo material: Approximately 40 tons, logging mainly in the Ouma district of ​​Kokuraminami Ward.

Number of lights: Approximately 30,000


Organized by Kokura Castle Bamboo Akari Executive Committee

Co-sponsored by Kitakyushu City


Kokura Castle Bamboo Akari was held for the first time in November in the first year of Reiwa, and about 16,000 bamboo lanterns were displayed in Kokura Castle. The customers enjoyed the fantastic space. This is the third time the event has been held, and the scale has further increased to expand the area. In Kitakyushu City, which has been certified as one of the New Three Major Night Views of Japan, we would like to nurture it as a big event in the fall and winter and play a role in creating a city that people are eager to visit. At the same time, with the theme of “citizen power,” we would like to invite many citizen volunteers to participate in this project and lead this project to success. Furthermore, even a tint bit of bamboo cut out from the abandoned bamboo grove can be transformed into a bamboo lantern. After that, I would like to create a model case of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and Kitakyushu City’s unique “recycling society” by using bamboo.


Kokura Castle Bamboo Akari Executive Committee Secretariat

Address: 3-3-20-5 Uomachi, Kokurakita-Ku, Kitakyushu 802-0006 We Love Kokura Council

Telephone / FAX 093-236-2995 Person in charge: Kazuyoshi Izaki

Email address http://




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