What is the Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition
The Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition is one of Japan’s three major firework tournaments where Pyrotechnicians compete in three categories in order to be Japan’s number one. The competition is the ideal stage for the Pyrotechnicians to showcase their skills.
History of the Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition
The first competition took place in 1925 when a Buddhism priest from the Jinryuji Temple, the late Reverend Baiho Akimoto used his own money to save the business people from the recession.
The late Giichi Kitajima, a pyrotechnist from Tsuchiura and a chairman of the Japan Fireworks Industry continued the competition. The Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition is known as the No.1 competition of its kind in Japan.
What to expect
Expect a spectacular display of pyrotechnics. There are three categories which include Starmines, 10-sized fireworks and creative fireworks. There are also displays prepared by the event committee.
The “Wide Starmines” is a 6-minute show that is composed of about 2000 fireworks. The “Ending Fireworks” are size 7 shells fireworks that are displayed in a show.
Best time to visit
The festival is held every first Saturday of October at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where it is
Sakuragawa Bridge, Sanoko, Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture