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Tradition of handholding of fireworks "Tedutsu hanabi"

A unique and spectacular annual festival during which pillars of fire light up the night sky

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photo: 高柳友和
This event will be cancelled in 2020.
This festival has over 300 years of history as being known as one of Tokaido's quirkiest festivals. It is held for two days in Arai-machi in Kosai city, which is in west Hamamatsu. Over 2000 arm-held fireworks will be illuminated.
July 24 (fri), 25 (Sun), 2020
24 fri7:30pm〜 Place:Arai elementary school
25 sat7:15pm〜 Place:Arai junior high school
※No cancellation in the case of rain(only cancellations for storms)
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Right photo: 石原栄一
Arm-held fireworks are handmade roman candles that consist of a bamboo tube wrapped around with a rope and held by a person to light. In Arai, the fireworks used are handmade form scratch by local residents.
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Top photo: 白井槇雄/ Bottom photo: 岡野茂樹
The men holding the fireworks chant, "Soradase, daseyo!" and walk around showering sparks with a smile. It's a very unusual sight to see men in various costumes holding fireworks so close, while a man in a Tengu costume blows a conch to the tune of the accompanying flutes and drums.
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The second day event - "Sarutahiko smoke fire," is a must see in which they light the fireworks to the rhythm of the conch. Scores of orange pillars roar into the sky, as the men holding them prop the bamboo tubes on their braced legs for stability. The scene is beautiful, and sure to take your breath away.
※"Sarutahiko smoke fire" is at 8 p.m. on Saturdays (there may be a change depending on the year)
his is an exhilarating festival like no other. Be sure to experience it for yourself!
website
https://www.city.kosai.shizuoka.jp/kanko_bunka_sports/kankoevent/5288.html (Japanese)
caution
  • Under regulation of law, a strict safety distance will be enforced in the venue.
  • Please make sure not to enter any restricted areas (beyond the nets) as it is dangerous.
  • NO DRONE ZONE
    Unmanned aerial artillery such as drones in the venue are prohibited.
  • No smoking in or around the venue.




ADDRESS
Arai elementary school【新居小学校】 1770 Arai, Araicho, Kosai-shi, Shizuoka 431-0302
Arai junior high school【新居中学校】 1181 Nakano-go, Araicho, Kosai-shi, Shizuoka 431-0301
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15 minutes walk to Arai Elementary School/ 20 minutes walk to Arai junior high school from Arai-cho Station on the JR Tokaido Main Line.
2020.12.13 update
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