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Video introduction of "Omagari Fireworks" in Daisen City, Akita Prefecture, Japan

This time, we would like to introduce a video titled "[4K HDR] Omagari Fireworks Festival Offering Fireworks Suite "Pictures at an Exhibition" 900m Super Wide Starmine 2023" produced by "HANABI".

This 5 minutes and 37 seconds video shows the Omagari Fireworks Festival in 2023. The powerful fireworks and music spreading across the night sky, the artistic fireworks set to the "Pictures at an Exhibition" suite, and the powerful wide starmine are breathtaking. Please take a look at the beautiful video first.

What are the three major fireworks festivals in Japan?

Image of the Omagari Fireworks
Photo:Omagari Fireworks

It is said that there are more than 1,000 fireworks displays held throughout Japan. Among them, the Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition in Ibaraki Prefecture, the Nagaoka Fireworks Festival in Niigata Prefecture, and the Omagari Fireworks Festival in Omagari in Daisen, Akita, in Japan's Tohoku region, are considered to be the Top 3 Fireworks Festivals in Japan.
The official name of the Omagari Fireworks Festival is the "All Japan Fireworks Competition." It is held every year on the last Saturday in August.

What is the highlight of the Omagari Fireworks Festival, the "Wide Starmine"?

While many fireworks displays are held as local town revitalization events or as summer traditions, the Omagari Fireworks Festival is a competition in which pyrotechnicians from all over the country compete with each other.
Therefore, pyrotechnicians carefully prepare for this event with passion and pride. The "Wide Starmine," a 500-meter-long firework that has become a specialty of the event every year, takes as long as a year to produce.

Starmine" is a method of setting off a number of fireworks at once at different times, ranging from a few dozen to hundreds of shots.

Wide Starmine" is a set of the above "Starmine" fireworks set off at equal intervals. All sets of fireworks can be set off simultaneously or in sequence to create a powerful and dynamic display.

The History of the Omagari Fireworks Festival and What Makes It Unique

Every year, many people visit the festival to watch the passionate competition between the best pyrotechnicians in Japan, and the 93rd event attracted approximately 750,000 spectators! The city is said to have been flooded with people.

Another feature of the Omagari Fireworks Festival is that there is not only a nighttime fireworks display, but also a daytime fireworks display. The daytime fireworks, which are colorfully depicted in the bright sky using multicolored smoke, have been popular among fireworks connoisseurs for many years.
Currently, daytime fireworks can only be seen at the Omagari Fireworks Festival. If you are planning to visit the festival, be sure to get there early to see the daytime fireworks as well.

What are the dates, times, and bleacher seating for Omagari Fireworks 2024?

Date and time: Saturday, August 31, 2024, daytime fireworks: 17:10~ / nighttime fireworks: 18:50~.
Tickets for paid spectator seats will be sold directly at the Omagari Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as on the Internet. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please check the official website in advance before obtaining tickets.

Access and Location of the Omagari Fireworks Festival

The Omagari Fireworks Festival is held at the Omono Riverside Ryokuchi Athletic Park in Daisen, Akita. Access to the venue is a 30-minute walk from JR Omagari Station. On the day of the event, traffic will be regulated around the venue due to the large number of people expected to attend the event. Since public transportation is not available, the only way to get there is on foot. If you are coming from other prefectures, it's better to cross the prefectural border before noon.

Summary of the Omagari Fireworks Festival, One of the Top Three Fireworks Festivals in Japan

Image of the Omagari Fireworks Festival
Photo:The Omagari Fireworks Festival

Have you seen the video of the Omagari Fireworks?
If you want to see the Omagari Fireworks Festival, where pyrotechnicians from all over Japan come to compete, be sure to make plans sooner rather than later!

With fewer spectator seats available, seating competition is expected to increase. If you're coming from far away on a tour or trip, you'll need to make reservations for hotels and other facilities.
The official website also says, "walking is unavoidable on the day of the event," so it's advisable to wear shoes that are easy to walk in and carry minimal luggage.

It's said that people who see the Omagari Fireworks Festival often become repeat visitors. Create some lasting end-of-summer memories with this amazing fireworks show in Akita Prefecture!

  Omagari Fireworks Festival is also held in spring and fall.

Omagari's Fireworks -Spring Chapter
The event was held on April 27, 2024 under the name of "New Fireworks Collection 2024: Fireworks of the World, Fireworks of Japan". The program includes opening fireworks, competition fireworks, interval fireworks, and finale fireworks, with approximately 8,000 shots.

Omagari Fireworks -Autumn Chapter
This festival was held on October 7, 2023 under the title of "Fireworks Art Festival. The program includes opening fireworks, presentation of works by local pyrotechnicians, Tsuchiura fireworks, fireworks theater "magic," and finale fireworks, with approximately 8,000 fireworks launched.

If you travel to Akita Prefecture in the spring or fall, why not check out the schedule for the spring and fall chapters of "Omagari Fireworks" to see the fireworks?

【TripAdvisor】Omagari Fireworks Festival

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Last Updated : Jun. 10, 2024
鈴木 正孝(Masataka Suzuki)
A writer born and raised in Asakusa, Tokyo who loves traveling and novels
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