Tokyo city has withdrawn the illuminations at Hibiya which it made for the benefit of the admirers of the park’s azaleas.
The plan proved very successful, greatly benefitting the city treasury. According to the investigations made by the Municipal Electric Bureau, the people who got off the street-cars at Hibiya during the illuminations of 15 days numbered 472,625. If they paid 9 sen each, a sum of ¥42,536.25 could be the receipts of the Bureau. As only ¥2,500 was spent for the illumination, there was a net profit of some ¥40,000.