Photo/IllutrationLights in four colors representing the park's wisterias in full bloom, rose pink, purple, white and yellow, are reflected on the water at Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture. (Kazutaka Eguchi)

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ASHIKAGA, Tochigi Prefecture--Not even flooding from a major typhoon could turn out the lights at Ashikaga Flower Park here, which is rewarding visitors with the nighttime illumination of its famed great wisteria trees.

About 5 million bulbs, including LEDs, are lighting up the wisteria trees in rose pink, purple, white and yellow colors to match those when in full bloom.

The park, spanning about 94,000 square meters, was temporarily closed after it was almost entirely inundated when Typhoon No. 19 made landfall in eastern Japan in October last year.

After recovery work carried out by the park staff, the lighting display started in early November, one week later than initially scheduled.

The trees are lit up from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and until 9:30 p.m. on weekends and national holidays.

The night illumination will continue through Feb. 6.