長野えびす講煙火大会 Japanese
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About the Festival

The Nagano Ebisuko Fireworks Festival is said to be Japan’ s most beautiful late autumn fireworks festival. Held along the Sai River in Nagano on November 23 every year, approximately 430,000 spectators gather from all over Japan to see this grand display, set against a clear autumn night sky, featu ring huge ‘shaku-dama’ shell fireworks as well as spectacular skyrocket fireworks. There are a variety of stalls a long the nearby streets, including food stands which
provide snacks for spectators reveling in the fascinating fireworks display.
Generally, fireworks are a seasonal symbol of summer in Japan. T he autumn sky, however, is very clear and highly suitable for fireworks, therefore attracting fireworks enthusiasts from across the nation.
Given the Nagano Ebisuko Fireworks Festival is a special event, allowing only the most skilled pyrotechnicians, participating in the event is thought to be highly prestigious among the firework artist community. Some of leading Japanese pyrotechnicians also get the chance to show off their advanced skills in a special competition for new firework designs, which is held along with the main event.

History

The Nagano Ebisuko Fireworks Festival is held along with the Eb isuko religious festival in the Nishinomiya Shrine, located in Nagano City. During the festival, where many people come and pray for a prosperous business, good harvest, and good fortune, local businesses in t he neighborhood long ago used to have a bargain sale so that farmers around the city could do shopping for the coming winter season. In 1899, a group of local volunteers decided to have a fireworks display from morning to midnight to express their goodwill and appreciation to Ebisu, one of the seven lucky gods , as well as to boost their business. A big bargain sale project, therefore, was also planned, which many shops across the entire city got involved in. A flock of people came for the bargain shopping during the event, resulting in a boom for the local economy. Since then, fireworks have become a regular feature of the Ebisuko festival.

Other Events during the Ebisuko Festival

Nishinomiya Shrine(http://www.nagano-ebisu.jp/
 November 18, 19 and 20: Edosato Kagura; service with sacred Shinto music and dance
 November 19: Eve of Ebisu
 November 20: Ebisu; the main festival day

Access

Saigawa Daini-ryokuchi Koen Park in Nagano City (No Parking)

20 min walk from JR Nagano Station.

 *Shuttle bus services are available from JR Nagano Station.
 By Train: 90 min from Tokyo to Nagano by Hokuriku Shinkansen.
 By Car: 8 km from Nagano IC, approximately 20 minutes.
 *Shuttle bus services are available from the temporary parking area.

Paid seating

Premium seat・・・Special Reserved seat in front of the launch site
Ebisu seat・・・Reserved seat

Contact

The Nagano Chamber of Commerce and Industry
E-mail: ebisukou@nagano-cci.or.jp
Tel: (+81)026-227-2428 / Fax: (+81)026-227-2758

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