National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Laser Mapping “Matsumoto Castle – Ice Crystal Sparkling Water Mirror” open to the public from December to February


The “Matsumoto Castle: Sparkling Water Mirror of Ice Crystals” will be held from December 1 (Thu), 2022, using the National Treasure Matsumoto Castle as the stage for a laser-mapping performance of “light” and “sound.

A winter festival filled with the charms of Matsumoto Castle

The “Castle Town Festival of Light and Ice,” consisting of the city’s two major winter events, “Matsumoto City Illumination” and “National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Ice Sculpture Festival,” has finally begun.
During the three months from December to February, the city will be decorated with city center illumination, including the “Matsumoto Castle Laser Mapping: Ice Crystal Shimmering Water Mirror”. In late January, the “National Treasure Matsumoto Castle Ice Sculpture Festival” will feature the castle and the snow-capped Northern Alps in the background, creating an instant art form of ice sculpture. This winter, Matsumoto, Shinshu, will be a fantastic and magnificent world of light and ice.

Matsumoto Castle: Sparkling Water Mirror of Ice Crystals

Duration: December 1, 2020 (Thursday) to February 28, 2023 (Tuesday)
Venue: Matsumoto Castle Park
Lit: 6:00pm to 9:00pm, 3 shows in 15 minutes
Direction: All 10 productions (3 minutes each)
(New production) “Earth” “Water” “Starry Sky”
(Special production) “Christmas” “New Year’s Day” “Ice Sculpture” “Valentine’s Day”
(past performance) “present” “past” “future”
* The production that is open to the public varies depending on the time.
Note: City illumination lights up from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Details of the Matsumoto Castle Ice Sculpture Festival, a National Treasure

Duration: January 28th (Sat) to 29th (Sun), 2023
Venue: Matsumoto Castle Park
Production: 28th (Sat) 5:00 p.m.-early next morning
Exhibition: 29th (Sun) [Light-up] 5:30am-, [Normal] 6:00am-
Note: From the 27th (Friday) to the 29th (Sunday), ice sculptures will be produced and exhibited in the city and events will be held at Matsumoto Castle Park.
〈 Image from last season 〉



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