Summer – Fireworks Special Feature – Come see the fireworks competitions in Eastern Japan!

Iwai-gawa Kawabiraki Fireworks Competition – Iwate Prefecture

Iwai-gawa Kawabiraki Fireworks Competition – Iwate Prefecture

Dates and times Friday, August 4, 2017
Sunday, August 6 in case of bad weather
7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Location Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture: banks of the Iwai-gawa River
Number of fireworks Approx. 10,000
Places to see nearby

Major points of note

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.

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Omagari Hanabi National Fireworks Competition – Akita Prefecture

Omagari Hanabi National Fireworks Competition – Akita Prefecture

Dates and times Saturday, August 26, 2017
Daytime category from 5:30 p.m.
Evening categories from 6:50 p.m.
Location Omagari Omono Riverbank, Daisen, Akita Prefecture
Admission Paid seating is available
Number of fireworks Approximately 18,000 shells
Links

Omagari Hanabi National Fireworks Competition (Japanese only)

Akitafan.com

Places to see nearby

Major points of note

Steeped in history and tradition, Omagari Hanabi is one of the three largest fireworks displays in the country, where hanabi artists representing the peak of Japanese fireworks compete for the coveted Prime Minister's Prize. The highlight can be said to be the wide starmine put on by the competition, stretching 900m along the river leaving audiences awestruck with an overwhelming display of light and sound.

As of June 2017.

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