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The Omagari Fireworks Festival of Akita, Japan: Video Introduction

This video, titled "[4K] The 93rd Omagari Fireworks|One of Japan's Top Three Fireworks Festivals|2019|Shot on BMPCC4K" ([4K] 日本三大花火大会 第93回 大曲の花火 2019 大会提供「令和祝祭」 Omagari Fireworks Festival 2019 (shot on BMPCC4K)), was uploaded by "AQUA Geo Graphic."

This is a 10-minute video of the 2019 Omagari Fireworks Festival. Please take a look at the beautiful video showing the powerful fireworks lighting up the night sky with narration and music.

The Omagari Fireworks Festival – One of 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.

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.

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.

Omagari Fireworks 2023 – Dates, Schedule, Seating

Date and time: August 26, 2023 (Sat.) Daytime fireworks: 5:10 pm - / Nighttime fireworks: 6:50 pm - (Sat.)

Tickets for paid spectator seating will be sold online. Tickets are sold 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

If you haven't watched the video showing the 2019 Omagari Fireworks Festival, be sure to check it out! 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!

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Last Updated : Aug. 19, 2022
鈴木 正孝(Masataka Suzuki)
A writer born and raised in Asakusa, Tokyo who loves traveling and novels
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