Held every year on the fourth Saturday of August, this event is one of only two fireworks festivals in Japan to receive the prestigious Prime Minister’s award. One of Tohoku’s largest displays, the Omagari display is actually a competition between pyrotechnicians from across the country, and features an astounding 18,000 fireworks. Although the population of the Omagari district of Daisen City is only 40,000 people, up to 800,000 people are drawn to the fireworks here every year.
This competition serves as the “playoffs” for competing fireworks companies in Japan. You can even go as far as to say that this is the event that determines the top pyrotechnician in Japan. Each artist individually launches the fireworks they made themselves. In addition, the fireworks at Omagari have a set theme and a storytelling element. A particular highlight is the rows of star mines which burst one after another in time with the music.
Times: 17:15～18:00（Daytime Show）、18:50～21:30 (Nighttime Show）