For week 2 I spent 5 days with Mr. Takashi Itoh. Takashi runs an employment agency near downtown Nagoya. In the evenings, Takashi introduced me to a number great Japanese traditions.
One particular highlights was a light display at a botanical gardens about 20 minutes outside of Nagoya. There were over 4.5 million LED lights on display. It was one of those few instances in life where your brain can't absorb what it is seeing. The display was beyond belief and the team hopes to make it back before the end of November.
Here is a video clip of just one small part of the show:
Note the size of the people in relation to the size of the display. The green smoke in the background changed colors and there were "shooting stars" within the field that didn't show up in the video. Again, these are 100% LED lights:
Later in the week we had the chance to go to the Nagoya Orchid Garden. It was an amazing display of orchids far larger than anything I had ever seen. They even made a 15 ft Christmas tree out of orchids.