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Fireworks / The Highlights of the Japanese Summer part-2 / Mikuni Fireworks Display



As I introduced in our previous blog,“Mikuni Fireworks Display“,

it is a stunning and a breathtaking summer event in Fukui.


This year’s display will be held on today, August 11th and it will be the 36th time.

The Mikuni fireworks display has been conducted since before World War Ⅱ

and it used to be run by Mikuni Awara railroad company (present Echizen Railway Co.,).


By 1932, the Mikuni fireworks display had already been started

but it had gradually become discontinued because of the war.

Other festivals and events in Mikuni had been cancelled as well.


After the World War Ⅱ, the fireworks display was started again

at the beach opening event on July 8th, 1951 and it continued until 1967.


In 1968, oil storage tanks were built near Mikuni beach

where the Mikuni fireworks display has always been held.

There were possibilities of explosion caused by the fire from the fireworks

so the Mikuni fireworks display was cancelled from 1968 until 1980.


In 1981, the tanks were removed and the fireworks that we see today

was started by volunteers.


I would like to share a video of “たなぶーch” (Tanabu-ch), “三国花火2015最後のグランドフィナーレがすごい!”(Amazing finale performance of Mikuni Fireworks in 2015)


Please enjoy our previous blog as well!

Fireworks / The Highlights of the Japanese Summer