8. [Akita Prefecture] National Fireworks Contest “Omagari Fireworks”
A firework contest in which pyro-technicians from all over Japan will comete against each other with their skills. Since 1910 (Meiji Year 43), this firework contest is held in Daisen city of Akita prefecture. It’s a firework completion that the firework will be judged by their design, color and creativity so and so. The champion will receive the Prime Minister Prize.
Main venue: Alongside the Omono River (downstream of the Omagari Bridge)
August 17:30 ~ 18:15pm (Daytime fireworks), 18:50 ~ 21:30pm (Nighttime Fireworks)
Transportation: 30 mins on foot from Omagari Station
Festival Scale: around 18,000 rockets
Official Website: http://www.Oomagari-hanabi.com/