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Published on 04.27.2016
Fireworks festival has been an integral part of Japanese summers. It was believed to ward off evil spirits and is mostly enjoyed for its bright illuminations and dramatic sounds. Especially in Fukuoka, fireworks festivals were one of the attractions to the foreigners and visitors.
Every year, on the first day of August, the Ohori Park in Fukuoka is illuminated by about 600 fireworks. This is also the largest and most-well known fireworks display in Fukuoka attracting thousands of people every year. The fireworks were shot from the central island of the Ohori Park pond, and the lights and illuminations can be viewed by the people around the lake. Different bright colors that burst in the sky gave the people mixed feeling of joy and hope. Love can be felt in the area because the people tend to forget the problems and struggles in their life as they watched the fireworks above them. Those flashy lights in the sky gave them inspirations that there is always light in the darkness. The fireworks were also visible to nearby cities and places because the city has tall buildings. It is also during firework display that one has the opportunity to wear Japanese summer fashions such as the yutaka or jinbei. While watching the fireworks display, you can enjoy the different and delicious festival foods at the stalls. There are also party places around the area where you can go and enjoy the rest of the evening.
Date: Every August 01
Address: 810-0051 Ohori Park, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
Contact Tel: 0180-99-3895
Nishinippon Shimbun Co., Ltd. Media Branch
Access By subway - a 7 minute walk from Ohori Koen OR Tojinmachi Stations on the Kuko Line of Fukuoka City Subway
By bus - a 5 minute walk from Nishitetsu “Nishi Koen” or “Kuromon” Bus stops OR Showa “Nishi Koen” Bus stop
Area: Fukuoka Area
Genre: Event (Festivals and Events) Fireworks (Festivals and Events)
Source: Fukuoka City