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TSUCHIURA ALL JAPAN FIREWORKS COMPETITION (English page)

 Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition

Date/Time : The First Saturday of October 18:00~20:30
       

Place: At Sakuragawa riverside (Gakuen-ohashi area)

 

 

HISTORY

 In 1925, the deceased Reverend Mr. Baiho Akimoto, a Buddhism priest of the Jinryuji temple started the first competition using his own money in order to save the business people from the recession during that time, for a memorial service for the Kasumigaura Naval Air Force members died in the war, to thank harvest in autumn, and to comfort farmers.

 After that, the deceased Mr. Giichi Kitajima, a pyrotechnist of Tsuchiura and a chairman of the Japan Fireworks Industry, carried this competition forward. Therefore this is known as No.1 competition of its kind in Japan with its history and tradition.

 

 

About Competition

This competition is of course to contribute the improvement on the techniques aiming at the highest level in its quality, scale & contents, but also this is a big entertainment of sound & light to give dreams and impressions to all spectators.

The competition consists of three divisions, Starmines, Size 10 shells, & Original displays. Each award including the Minister of Economy, Trade & Industry will be given to a winner of each division, which becomes very characteristic of this competition. Especially, the Prime Minister Award given to the best of winners of three divisions is a goal for the fireworks manufacturers throughout the country. This is the best stage for them to show and prove their skills which are highly qualified even among the industry of the world highest level.

Another attractions of this competition are “The wide starmines -The grandeur of Tsuchiura fireworks” and” The ending fireworks” both presented by The committee. ”The wide starmines” is about 2000 fireworks are displayed in only 6min, and “The ending fireworks” is  the size 7 shells fireworks are displayed just the same as the number of competition.

This is also a characteristic of this competition that about 2400 volunteers and citizens support the work of information service on the day of the competition and the work of cleaning the place on the next day.

 

Access

  From Haneda Airport
     
  ◆ Tokyo Monorail
       Haneda Airport  - Hamamatsu-cyo Station( about 20 minutes )

  ◆ JR Yamanote line
       Hamatsu-cyo Station - Ueno Station( about 15minutes )

  ◆ JR Joban line
       Ueno Station - Tsuchiura Station ( Local : about 70 minutes / Express : about 45 minutes )

 ◆ Shuttle Bus
       East Gate of Tsuchiura station - Gakuen-ohashi (about 10 minutes) 

 

 From Ibaraki Airport

 ◆ Local Bus
       Ibaraki Airport - Ishioka Station ( about  35 minutes )

  ◆ JR Joban line
       Ishioka Station - Tsuchiura Station ( about 15 minutes )

  ◆ Shuttle Bus
       East Gate of Tsuchiura station - Gakuen-ohashi (about 10 minutes) 
    

 

Map of the surrounding area for the fireworks competition

   ⇒Map of the surrounding area for the fireworks competition (Click Here)
   ⇒Map back to Tsuchiura Station - after the fireworks (Click Here)

  

 

 

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