Tag - fireworks



The Sapporo Snow Festival offers outdoor dining, markets, sports, ice sculptures and more across three event sites.
LIFE / Travel
Jan 6, 2024
Asia's winter festivals: Snow, fire and spectacle galore
The ancient city of Nara wards off the wintertime darkness with an unusual tradition: lighting a local mountain on fire.
Visitors stroll through a tunnel of autumn maple leaves at Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture on Nov. 4.
Nov 19, 2023
Fall is the new summer: Warming threatens Japan’s cultural calendar
Climate change is disrupting Japan’s autumn and seasonal experiences, and with it the rhythm of people’s lives.
The Sumida River Fireworks Festival returned on Saturday for the first time in four years.
Jul 30, 2023
Major Tokyo fireworks festival resumes after COVID hiatus
One of Tokyo's most famous fireworks festivals returned for the first time in four years, following the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.
The Sumida River Fireworks Festival is one of the biggest such events in the capital.
Jul 24, 2023
Safety in focus as summer events see return of crowds and foreign tourists
Nearly 11 million people visited Japan in the first half of the year, about 64% of the pre-pandemic level in 2019, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization.
Japan Times
Events / Art
Jul 7, 2023
The world’s premier explosion artist buttons up for Tokyo
Cai Guo-Qiang’s “Ramble in the Cosmos ― From ‘Primeval Fireball’ Onward” at the National Art Center, Tokyo gives the artist’s fans something to linger over.
Japan Times
Apr 12, 2023
Annual Tokyo fireworks festival to be held for first time in four years
Around 20,000 fireworks will be set off, with the display expected to attract about 950,000 people, according to the organizer.
Japan Times
Aug 13, 2022
A spark of hope for Japan's fireworks industry as demand rises
The increasingly buoyant mood comes after two years of virus restrictions canceled summer shows
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2022
Japan looks to reboot summer festivals and fireworks after pandemic hiatus
Organizers across the country are preparing to implement infection prevention measures in order to relaunch the summer traditions.
Japan Times
Jun 22, 2020
Japan fireworks makers look to light up coronavirus-hit industry
Around 80 percent of the displays due to be taking place during the peak season for pyrotechnics have been canceled.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2020
Japan's skies light up with fireworks to brighten nation's mood
Fireworks colored the night skies nationwide on Monday, with the hope that the sight would cheer up Japan amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
Apr 10, 2020
Sumida and Nagaoka fireworks among summer events canceled due to virus
Fireworks displays and other summer events were canceled months in advance by organizers on Friday, joining the long list of gatherings scrapped over the new coronavirus.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Aug 18, 2019
Staying cool in the summer heat
Space noodles, chemical-free bug control and hassle-free fireworks viewing u2014 just a few things to help enjoy the summer.
Japan Times
Aug 13, 2019
Japan likely to see fewer fireworks next summer due to Olympics
People in Japan are likely to enjoy fewer firework displays next summer due to the commitment of security personnel and resources to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Japan Times
Sep 13, 2018
Japanese pyrotechnician lights up Ecuador's skies to inspire kids, forge link with Fukushima
Ayumi Miyaura remembers her sadness in seeing young children at a day care center in an Ecuador prison where their mothers were incarcerated. Some of them, she learned, would go on to follow a similar criminal path.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2018
Fireworks workshop blasts kill at least 19 near Mexico City
Two explosions at fireworks workshops outside Mexico City on Thursday killed at least 19 people, including rescue workers, and injured dozens more, officials said, in the latest deadly blast to hit a town known for its fireworks production.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jun 30, 2018
Explosions in the sky: Fireworks lie at the heart of summer in Japan
Is Japan "the best" at fireworks?
Japan Times
Aug 23, 2017
'Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?': Will Japan fall in love with another pair of animated teens?
Last summer, "Your Name.," Makoto Shinkai's anime about gender-swapping high school lovers, began its triumphant march into the box-office record books. Not surprisingly, this summer has seen the arrival of more teen romances, but "Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?" stands out due to the names attached, including mega-producer Genki Kawamura.
Japan Times
Apr 8, 2017
'Fireworks': Short stories and fables from Angela Carter's two years in Japan
"Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces" brings together a beguiling mix of first-person narratives from English novelist Angela Carter's two-year hiatus in Japan at the tail end of the 1960s, and they are as brilliant as they are bizarre.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2016
Tokyo Skytree visitors enjoy bird's-eye view of Sumida River Fireworks
Fireworks are a magnificent enough spectacle from the ground, but looking down on them from Japan's tallest building is simply breathtaking.
Jul 26, 2016
Anti-terrorism squad to be deployed at Tokyo fireworks display
A police anti-terrorism squad will be deployed at the annual Sumida River fireworks festival in Tokyo this weekend amid heightened security concerns in the wake of terrorist attacks overseas, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves