Summer Light Festival 2018 

Since 2014, people from around Japan, including artists from various fields, have created tambo (rice field) art events for the people of Soma. Rice cultivation is an important part of the local history and traditions, so together with some local citizens, this group designs and creates tambo art for people to enjoy.

Three months have passed since everyone gathered to plant the tambo art, and now it is time to see how this collaborative art work has turned out. Together we will view the living art, enjoy local food, and some awesome projection mapping, too!

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Event Overview

Saturday, August 4, 2018 (Rain or shine!)*
*If it storms, the event may be cancelled. Please check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for official updates.



Schedule of Events

From 16:00 Arrive and enjoy this year’s tambo art!
19:00 Summer Viewing Festival Official Opening
19:30 Projection mapping begins
21:00 Event closes*
*Depending on the number of participants and traffic conditions, this time may fluctuate.

Important Notes

When coming by car

Please come to the venue first and our staff will guide you. If you get lost, please call Tomoyuki Endo, the farmer, at 090-4889-0845. (Japanese only.)

Please let us know if you would like to join by sending a message via our Facebook page or emailing us: info (at) or the form below. Well be glad to see you!

Clothing and Equipment
  • The ground near the field is open but a little uneven. Please wear comfortable and sturdy footwear.
  • Bring your own flashlight and insect repellent. We will be out in the field in the evening. It is very pleasant, but it will be dark and since it is summer, there will be bugs.
  • Bring a long-sleeve shirt or jacket as evening temperatures tend to be cool. The weather can also change quickly, so please be prepared with a rain coat or other protective gear.


How to get to Soma Tambo Art