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.