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Wishing for safety in 2012, Tokyo Big Sight will be holding their annual dezomeshiki (new year’s fire review) event this weekend. Organized by the Tokyo Fire Department, the event includes an array of fire engines and helicopters, which will be displayed to help promote safety.

The main attraction of the event is the Cirque du Soleil-like acrobatic performances by firefighters dressed in classic Edo Period (1603-1867) attire. The team dangles high above the ground and poses on traditional bamboo ladders supported only by a group of their peers.

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