|Dates and times||Friday, August 3, 2012: 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.|
|Location||Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture: banks of the Iwai-gawa River|
|Admission||No admission charge|
|Number of fireworks||Approx. 10,000|
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This fireworks display has a long history in Ichinoseki. Held on the opening day of the Ichinoseki Festival, the fireworks show scorches the evening sky.
Use the specially priced JR East Pass to watch the Iwai-gawa Kawabiraki Fireworks Competition.
|Dates and times||Saturday, August 25, 2012
Daytime show: starts at 5 p.m.
Evening show: starts at 6:50 p.m.
|Location||Daisen, Akita Prefecture – special event space at the Omono-gawa River|
|Admission||The festivals are all free, but paid seating is also available.|
|Number of fireworks||Approx. 15,000|
This is one of the three great fireworks competitions of Japan, where pyrotechnicians from all around the country come to compete as hundreds of thousands of spectators look on. At this truly competitive sporting event, the fireworks are launched by the creators who really set the bar for excellence in pyrotechnics.
Use the specially priced JR East Pass to watch the Omagari National Fireworks Competition.