New Discovery in Japan - AKITA Prefecture in TOHOKU Region

June 9, 2015


Today I would like to pick up "Japan's firework" as a topic for AKITA prefecture.  In Japan, we don't know exactly when the origin of firework had been created and started, but it is said that it could be far back to the 15th century of the "Muromachi Period".


In Japan, firework is the main evening attraction in summer with happening everywhere across the nation. Japanese people are expected to look up the firework presentations by the firework technicians as a part of great arts in the sky display, depending on individual creativeness and technique.  


The firework in Omagari in Akita prefecture is especially famous for the biggest event for fireworks competition in Japan.  There are many fireworks events at different places in Japan today, however, Omagari forework competition is treated as one of the biggest and most authorized events in Japan.  It began as far back in time as 1910, and this year it will become 89th anniversary on 22nd August.   Many forework technicians and specialists gathers from all over Japan and compete seriously for the best award presented with the name of Prime Minister.


If you have a chance to visit Japan in summer, it could be another way for you to spend a summer night with amazing presentation and display in the sky by foreworks artists.    


The necessary information on Omagari Forework Competition is available on 


- Omagari Foreworks Commitee site:  (Only Japanese site available)

- Contact number:                                  0187-62-126

- Date / Time of the Event                      22nd August 2015 (Sat)  /  5:30pm start 

- The place of the Event                         Omagari district, Daisen-City, Akita Prefecture.





















































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