Tokyo Tower to Feature “Tokyo Tarareba Musume” Light Display

Tokyo Tarareba Musume

© Akiko Higashimura / Kodansha

 

Starting on December 9th, Tokyo Tower will be hosting a special light display based on manga series “Tokyo Tarareba Musume”.

Created by “Kuragehime” and “Mama wa Tenparist” artist Akiko Higashimura, manga series “Tokyo Tarareba Musume” is currently serialized in Kodansha magazine Kiss, and has reached a print run of 2.6 million volumes. The series tells the story of Rinko, Kaori, and Koyuki, a trio of women in their thirties attempting to find happiness in love and work. A live-action TV adaptation starring Yuriko Yoshitaka will premiere in January 2017.

The series frequently features Tokyo Tower as a symbol for the city of Tokyo and the characters’ complicated emotions. The light display aims to reproduce the colorful world of the manga, utilizing approximately 36,000 pink and blue lights and decorating Tokyo Tower with ornaments of the series’ characters.

The event also features a photo spot with a life-sized reproduction of the manga’s Volume 1 cover art, allowing visitors to have their photo taken with the series’ main characters in front of the same backdrop as seen on the cover. Panels from the manga have also been blown up to 1.8 meters tall and 2 meters wide for a special section of the display. The floor has also been covered with famous scenes and quotes from the series.

Admission is 900 yen for high school age and older, 500 yen for elementary and middle school students, and 400 yen for ages 4 and under. The event is open daily from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, with the light display turning on at 4:00 PM. It will run until February 28th.

The series frequently features Tokyo Tower as a symbol for the city of Tokyo and the characters’ complicated emotions.

© Akiko Higashimura / Kodansha

 

 Light display

© Akiko Higashimura / Kodansha

 

The event includes a title page corner, gigantic manga panel corner, and famous scenes and quotes printed on the floor.

© Akiko Higashimura / Kodansha

Live-action TV series “Tokyo Tarareba Musume” will premiere in January 2017.

© Akiko Higashimura / Kodansha

 

Links:

Tokyo Tower x Tokyo Tarareba Musume: Ita Illumination

https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/event/illumination/tararebaITAillumi/index.html

 

Tokyo Tarareba Musume

http://kisscomic.com/kc/tarareba/index.html

 

Tokyo Tarareba Musume (TV Series)

http://www.ntv.co.jp/tarareba/

 

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