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  • 40th Sumida River Fireworks Festival 2017

    29 July 2017
    *To be postponed to 30 July in case of stormy weather
    *To be cancelled if neither day is possible
    Sumida River bank

    One of Tokyo’s three major fireworks festivals, “Sumida River Fireworks Festival” attracts some 960,000 spectators every year. The festival is originated in a firework event held at Ryogoku (currently in Sumuda-ku, Tokyo) during the reign of the Eighth Tokugawa Shogun Yoshimune in 1733.

    40th Sumida River Fireworks Festival 2017 (amuzen article)
    Photo courtesy: Taito City, Tokyo

    Celebrating the 40th edition in 2017, the pyrotechnical show will be more spectacular than ever. The total of 22,000 fireworks will be launched from two firing stations on the banks of the Sumida River (Sumida-gawa): 10,350 will be fired from the station No.1 (located near Sakura-bashi Bridge), and 11,650 from the station No.2 (between Komagata-bashi Bridge and Umaya-bashi Brdige). Brilliant flowers will spark in the night sky of Tokyo, highlighting the silhouette of Tokyo Skytree.

    40th Sumida River Fireworks Festival 2017 (amuzen article)
    Photo courtesy: Taito City, Tokyo

    Not a fan of crowds? You could be a couch potato, watching the event on live TV. The fireworks show will be entirely covered by TV Tokyo, from a helicopter, a boat, and several eating and drinking places on the ground.

    40th Sumida River Fireworks Festival 2017 (amuzen article)
    Photo courtesy: Taito City, Tokyo

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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