SUMIDAGAWA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
WHAT: SUMIDAGAWA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
WHY: SUMIDAGAWA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL/ HANABI- TAIKAI FESTIVAL
WHEN: SATURDAY 29TH JULY 2023 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm
WHERE: BOTH SIDES OF THE SUMIDA RIVER
The Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival is an annual event that takes place in Tokyo, Japan on the last Saturday of July. It is one of the largest and most famous fireworks displays in the country, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
The festival is held along the Sumida River, with the fireworks being launched from boats and barges. The display typically lasts for about an hour and features over 20,000 fireworks, including a variety of shapes and colors such as chrysanthemums, peonies, and willows. The spectacular show of lights and sounds is accompanied by traditional Japanese music, adding to the overall atmosphere of the festival.
Visitors can enjoy the fireworks from a variety of viewing spots along the river, including parks, bridges, and riverside promenades. Some people even bring picnic blankets and food to enjoy a leisurely evening while watching the firework display.
Aside from the fireworks, the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival also features food stalls and vendors selling traditional Japanese snacks and souvenirs. Many people also participate in the festival by dressing up in traditional Japanese attire, such as yukata, adding to the festive atmosphere of the event.
The Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival is a significant event in Japanese culture, marking the end of the rainy season and the beginning of the warm summer months. It is an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate the beauty of the summer season, and to enjoy the vibrant display of lights and colors against the backdrop of the city.