To mark World Diabetes Day, the Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan, will be illuminated in blue, the official colour of the charity.
World Diabetes Day is held on November 14 each year, and to contribute to the cause and educate people in Kyoto about diabetes, the world cultural heritage site is being specially illuminated.
Kiyomizu Temple is a UNESCO world heritage site and is one of Kyoto’s most stunning landmarks, sitting on a mountain overlooking the city. Not only will the temple’s illumination mark World Diabetes Day but it is being lit up during the peak of the famed Kyoto Autumn Colours season.
The illumination will also mark high profile business events being held in the city. The 9th IDF-WPR Congress and the 4th AASD Scientific Meeting are being jointly held in Kyoto from November 24-27, and the temple will remain illuminated to increase the events cultural environment.
James Kent, international marketing manager at Kyoto Convention Bureau, comments: “Illuminating the Kiyomizu Temple is just another example of how the city supports and promotes internationally recognised events and charities. World Diabetes Day is an important event which is aimed at educating people on the effects of diabetes. The illumination of one of Kyoto’s most famous shrines will increase awareness of diabetes not only to individuals and organisations based in the city but amongst international business visitors too. Culture also plays a key role in conference and meetings held in Kyoto. With the temple remaining illuminated for the high profile events taking place in November will allow the organisers to create a cultural atmosphere to enhance delegate experience.”