Kachimai was first held in 1929 as Hokkaido’s first ever firework display and today, with around 20,000 fireworks, it is one of Japan’s largest fireworks festivals. Sponsored by Tokachi Daily Newspaper, the name of the fireworks show is “Kachimai” which roughly translates to “every win”. The whole show is synchronized to music and lights, taking the entertainment to the next level. The symbol of the Kachimai Fireworks Display is the Nishiki Kamuro firework which sprays golden sparks and lights up the night sky. The festival is a precursor event for the Heigen Matsuri, which is held every year from August 14 – 16.