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Ishikawa: Kanazawa-shi Shobo Dezome-shiki

Annual New Year's demonstration of the first exercise of Kanazawa City Fire Department at the Shin-maru Hiroba grounds in Kanazawa-jo Park. Acrobatic stunts are performed on the tall ladders by 1,100 firefighters in traditional attire.

Schedule & key events:
10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Location: Kanazawa-jo Park, Kanazawa, Ishikawa

JR Hokuriku Shinkansen Line to Kanazawa Sta. (East Exit). From there, take bus to Kenrokuen-shita・Kanazawa-jo Bus Stop, and then walk 5 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.