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  • Sumida River Fireworks Festival 2018
    (41st Sumida-gawa hanabi taikai)

    28 July 2018
    *To be postponed to 29 July in case of stormy weather
    *To be cancelled if neither day is possible

    Sumida River

    *Postponed to 29 July (Sun) due to a typhoon

    One of Tokyo’s three major fireworks festivals, “Sumida River Fireworks Festival” attracts some 960,000 spectators every year.

    The festival’s roots go back to 1733 when a firework event was held at Ryogoku (currently in Sumuda-ku, Tokyo) during the reign of the Eighth Tokugawa Shogun Yoshimune. The event was to console the spirits of those who died in the great famine in the previous year.

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    Photo courtesy: Taito City, Tokyo

    Sumida River Fireworks Festival 2018

    In this spectacular pyrotechnical show 2018, a total of 20,000 fireworks will be launched from two firing stations on the banks of the Sumida River (Sumida-gawa): 9,650 will be fired from the station No.1 (located near Sakura-bashi Bridge), and 10,350 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.

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    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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