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39th Sumida River Fireworks Festival


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  • 39th Sumida River Fireworks Festival

    30 July 2016


    One of Tokyo’s three major fireworks, “Sumida River Fireworks Festival” attracts some 960,000 spectators annualy. The festival originated in a firework event held at Ryogoku (currently in Sumuda-ku, Tokyo) during the reign of the Eighth Tokugawa Shogun Yoshimune in 1733. This summer the pyrotechnical show will be as spectacular as ever. The total of 20,155 fireworks will be launched from two firing stations on the banks of the Sumida River (“Sumidagawa”): 9,505 will be fired from the station No.1 (located near Sakura-bashi Bridge), and 10,650 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. Not a fan of crowds? Not to worry. You could be a couch potato, watching the event on live, entirely covered by TV Tokyo albeit much less spectacular than a real-life show. “39th Sumida River Fireworks Festival 2016 – where to watch?” (amuzen article) advertisement

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

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