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Kōnosu Fireworks | KOUNOSU
October 8 @ 18:00 - 20:30
**Update: the fireworks were cancelled because the viewing fields were water logged after heavy rain on the 6th. They are rescheduled for October 8th. Please check the official website in the grey details box for up-to-date details.**
The 16th annual Konosu fireworks will take place on October 7th 2017. It is 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.
In the event of rain the fireworks will be postponed until Sunday 8th.
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.