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Tokyo’s Edogawa Fireworks Festival - 2018 Schedule And 4 Attractive Features
  • Tokyo’s Edogawa Fireworks Festival - 2018 Schedule And 4 Attractive Features

Tokyo’s Edogawa Fireworks Festival - 2018 Schedule And 4 Attractive Features

Tokyo 2018.06.18

Is it true that these fireworks are the most impressive ones in Tokyo? We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the attractive features of the Edogawa Fireworks Festival!

Translated by Greg

Written by MATCHA

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Edogawa Fireworks Festival - A Fireworks Festival That Lights Up the Evening Sky!

花火 芝桜~富士に舞う~

Picture courtesy of Edogawa Ward

Every weekend from the latter half of July until August everywhere in Tokyo, fireworks festivals are held. From among these summertime events, one that this writer would especially like to recommend is the Edogawa Fireworks Festival.

From all the fireworks that she’s seen up until now, these were the ones that overwhelmed her the most with their beauty and power.

Even if you have to go and reserve your spot under the scorching sun, this is the only fireworks festival that you absolutely have to see! Your summer won’t be complete until you see them.

In this article, four attractive features of the Edogawa Fireworks Festival will be introduced.

For those who have never seen these fireworks, for those who unfortunately missed last year’s festival, and for those international visitors interested in Japanese fireworks, by all means please attend this year’s event!

2018 Schedule

Date: August 4th, 2018 (Saturday) 19:15 - 20:30
Number of fireworks: 14,000
Location: Tokyo, Edogawa, Kamishinozaki 1-25, in front of Shinozaki Metropolitan Park (Edogawa River riverbed) Google Map

*For details please refer to the official homepage of the event (Japanese).

Edogawa Fireworks Festival - 4 Attractive Features

1. It’s an Event That’s Easy to Enjoy!

江戸川河川敷花火会場

Picture courtesy of Edogawa Ward

Fireworks are launched from the riverbed of the Edogawa River. So the fireworks can be enjoyed from both banks of the river (Tokyo side and Chiba side).

The riverbeds are wide with sloped banks, so it’s the perfect place to watch the fireworks. Also, there’s nothing to obstruct your view here, so you can see the full extent of the fireworks along with the powerful punch that they pack.

However, if you want to see the fireworks from the best position, you’ll likely have to go and secure your spot sometime in the morning.

Along the riverbed there’s nothing to block the direct sunlight, so please take the necessary precautions to guard yourself against the sun and UV rays.

Also, since there aren’t any food and drink stands in the nearby area, it’s best to bring your own water and liquid replenishment.

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2. Theme - Inspired Fireworks!

花火 オープニング

Picture courtesy of Edogawa Ward

The main attraction of the Edogawa Fireworks Festival are the 1,000 fireworks that are launched during the first five seconds after the show begins.

Though this might be the most memorable part of the evening, you also can’t afford to miss the rest of the show either.

The show is based on eight different themes, the fireworks come in a range of sizes, shapes, and color combinations, and their launch is carefully timed. All the fireworks are designed so that they can be viewed in the most beautiful way, and you can feel how well the show is organized by the succession of launches.

3. Finely-Orchestrated Color Combinations!

The delicate, vivid colors of the fireworks are yet another attractive feature of the Edogawa Fireworks Festival.

花火 青系統で統一

Picture courtesy of Edogawa Ward

Fireworks unified by blue.

花火 パステルカラー

Photo courtesy of: Edogawa Ward

An assortment of pastel colors.

花火 青と黄色のコントラスト

Picture courtesy of Edogawa Ward

Two tones formed with blue and yellow.

Enjoy these well thought out color patterns.

4. Fireworks Launched With Precision Timing!

花火 紅葉のような配色

Picture courtesy of Edogawa Ward

After fireworks come spirting out like a water fountain, there’s a short interval before giant floral-shaped fireworks are sent to the upper reaches of the sky and burst with a resounding bang!

Then when the outline of the large fireworks begin to fade, smaller but colorful fireworks get scattered in all directions.

There’s an impressive variety of fireworks: ones that vanish shortly after exploding, ones that linger in the sky like a willow tree, and ones that glitter and sparkle before fading away, so you’ll never get tired of watching them.

The fireworks are launched at a pleasing tempo, then they burst in the sky before slowing fading away. The continual succession of fireworks that light up the night sky will make you feel emotional.

Don't Miss Out the Amazing Edogawa Fireworks Festival!

花火 シャイニーな大玉

Picture courtesy of Edogawa Ward

Depending on the year, there can be fireworks resembling Mount Fuji, and ones that fill up the sky with images of cute animals, all skillfully arranged to keep spectators on the edge of their seats right up until the end.

The Edogawa Fireworks Festival has been held continuously for more than forty years. By all means please come and experience this exciting event in person with your own eyes, ears, and body!

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Writer of the original article: Ayaka Kaede

*This is a revised 2018 edition of an article that was written on August 31st, 2015.

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