Konosu Fireworks 2018 – The 17th annual Konosu fireworks will take place on October 13th 2018. In the event of rain, as happened last year, the fireworks will be rescheduled. Last year they were rescheduled for 2 days after the planned date, but if the weather is acceptable and the viewing fields are not water logged, this year they will be rescheduled to Sunday October 14th.
The Konosu fireworks are one of the larger firework displays in Kanto. They launch approximately 15,000 fireworks. One of the highlights of this festival is that they launch 300 shakudama
consecutively, which are the largest type of fireworks in existence. They require a lot of space, so you can’t see these type of fireworks in some displays in Tokyo for example.
Konosu fireworks have enjoyed increasing popularity since 2014 when they set a new world record by launching the heaviest / largest aerial firework shell ever. It was approximately 464 kilograms and exploded into a 800 metre ball of light. This year according to Aki Pia (Amazon Affiliate link
) there is also a “secret programme”; a story
told by fireworks accompanied by music.
Konosu Fireworks Access
The free viewing area (see map in grey details box below) is about a 30 minute walk from Konosu station. By car it is 14 kilometers from the Highashimatsuyama Interchange of the Kanetsu expressway. Parking available for 2,000 cars. It costs 2000 yen for the day.
Map, address, contacts and event URL in the grey details box below. You can find more information about the fireworks on the insaitama.com blog post