Cosmos and fireworks, say no more!
The former Okabe town, which is now part of Fukaya City, is renowned for its cosmos fireworks. Thankfully both the fireworks and the festival will be back in 2022 for the first time in three years. Moreover, apart from being able to see fireworks, there is a whole cosmos festival on in Okabe on the day. The festival was started in 1989 in celebration of choosing the cosmos flower as the flower of the town.
Date: Sunday October 9th. However, the festival and fireworks will be postponed until Monday the 10th if there is bad weather on the day. Monday the 10th of October is a public holiday.
Time: The Cosmos Festival is on from 9 am with events starting at 10am. The festival is on until 6 pm. The fireworks start from 6.30 pm.
Location: Cosmos Kaido Road, Fusaiji, Fukaya, Saitama 369-0203. Map at bottom of post.
Cost: free to spectate
They hold the festival and the fireworks around the “Cosmos Kaido” road, close to the south exit of JR Okabe Station.
Map from the official website: