A battle of skill between expert firework makers
Passion ignites as wheels of color in the night sky

Omagari Fireworks Festival

Omagari Fireworks Festival

One of Japan’s three most spectacular fireworks shows, Akita Prefecture’s Omagari Fireworks Festival has illuminated the skies of Tohoku for over a century. Each year, over 20,000 bursts of light and color ignite midair, painting a dazzling portrait of summertime in Japan.

The Omagari Fireworks Festival is not only a show, but also a heated competition between skilled pyrotechnicians from around the nation. The festival is a platform for these artisans to showcase the fruits of their labor, creating a spectacle unlike any other and continuing the legacy of Japan’s rich fireworks culture.

For many years, individual fireworks makers received little recognition for their talents. It was the Omagari Fireworks Festival that shined a light on the magnificent skill of these modern masters. Coupling music and with themed pyrotechnics, the Omagari Fireworks Festival tells a new story each year. As the summer heat swelters, the skies of Akita ignite with a stunning array of luminescent colors.

Omagari Fireworks Festival
+81 187 62 1262
http://www.akitafan.com/en/archive/tourism/24307
Date:
Every 4th Saturday of August
Access:
About 25 minutes on foot from JR Omagari Station.
It is called one of the three big fireworks festivals in Japan and it will be held on the 4th Saturday of August every year. You can enjoy Japanese summer traditions and fireworks.