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Iruma Dezome Shiki 2020

January 5 @ 10:00 - 12:00

iruma dezome

Iruma Dezome Shiki 2020. A dezome shiki is a New Year event of the fire brigades in Japan. It involves a blessing / ceremony and different type of entertainment, usually some type of demonstration of the fire brigade’s skills and capabilities. They are family friendly events and unique to Japan. The most famous dezome is in Tokyo on January 6th, but we have plenty of dezome shiki in Saitama too.

The 2020 Iruma Dezome Shiki will take place on Sunday the 5th of January in Sai No Mori Park. The event starts at 10 am with a ceremony and parade / procession of members of the fire brigade and their vehicles. There are traditional Japanese new year and music performances scheduled too.

Event information (in Japanese) on the Iruma City Official website. 

The featured image was cropped from a larger image on the official website (linked above).

You will find the Google map and other pertinent details in the grey details box at the bottom of the post.

This event is likely to be cancelled if there is rain or snow. Please do check with the official website for any last minute changes. The information was accurate and up-to-date to the best of my knowledge at the time of publishing.

For more New Year, January and seasonal events in Saitama please see the main events calendar. 

For more general information about Dezome and more places to enjoy this “only in Japan” extraordinary custom, please see the blog post “10 dezome shiki locations in Saitama“.

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January 5
10:00 - 12:00
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Iruma District Fire Fighters


Sai no Mori Park
2 Koyodai,
Iruma,, Saitama 358-0001 Japan
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