Summer festival season has arrived.
It’s time to enjoy fireworks, festival foods, music, dance, etc.
One of the highlights of summer in Fukui is Fukui Phoenix Festival.
The festival will be held from August 3rd to August 5th, 2018.
Many events will be held in the 3 days at many places in the center of Fukui City.
Since Emperor Akihito is planning to abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne next year,
it’s the last Fukui Phoenix Festival we will have in Heisei Period
(Heisei Period is 1/8/1989- will likely end on 4/30-2019).
The first Phoenix Festival was conducted in the 21st year of Showa Period (1946) by
Tasaburo Kumagai, the 10th mayor of Fukui City.
He had 2 purposes of having the festival. First, they wanted to pray for the war dead.
Second, they wanted to encourage and cheer up the citizen of Fukui City
to reconstruct the city.
From Fukui Phenix Fireworks, July 2015
The venue of the fireworks festival is by Asuwa river bank upper Kida Bridge and
it is about a 10-minute walk from JR Fukui station.
If the streets become crowded with many festival-goers which happens every year,
it might take longer than 10minutes, though.
During the Fukui Phoenix Festival, there will be many festival food stands and the game stands such as yo-yo scooping, super-ball scooping, goldfish scooping, cork shooting, etc.
All these stands will be opened around Fukui station as well, so before going to see the fireworks, they can enjoy them.
The firework festival starts at 19:30, and about 10,000 giant fireworks are shot in an hour expressing 6 scenes such as grace, popping, colorful, happiness, bonding, brilliant with music.
I’m sure you can enjoy it.
When you have a chance to come to Fukui during summer, how about experiencing
Fukui Phoenix Festival and the fireworks.
The 65 times Fukui Phoenix fireworks *You can change the language in the website