Akita Prefecture – New Fireworks Collection 2017SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Daisen City of Akita Prefecture is famous for the “Zenkoku Hanabi Kyogi Taikai (National Fireworks Competition),” otherwise known as “Omagari no Hanabi.” The national competition, held in the summer, is one of Japan’s three major fireworks competitions. The fireworks season is greatly anticipated in Daisen City, a city of fireworks, so every year the city puts on a show of new fireworks! This year, the show is “New Fireworks Collection 2017.”
Young firework specialists from across the country painstakingly craft extremely creative small fireworks, present them, and compete.
Akita Prefecture’s Event with a History of Over 100 Years! Kamihinokinai’s Paper Balloon FestivalSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
This is a winter event representative of Akita Prefecture.
Large candlelit paper balloons, painted with warrior pictures and Ukiyo-e styled women, flutter in the winter night sky like shining stars. A total of around 100 paper balloons are released into the night sky.
The Paper Balloon Festival is a traditional event that has been held for over 100 years.
The origin of the event is said to have its roots in the Edo Period scientist, Hiraga Gennai (17280-1780), who supposedly taught the populace the principles behind hot air balloons.
Senshu ParkSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
This park is home to the remains of castles used by the Akita Clan (who once governed the area) from 1602 through 1869. In 1896 the remains were adapted into a park, following the designs of Nagaoka Yasuhei, and the park was given the name Senshu Park.
Yokote City’s Four-Zone Collaborative IlluminationsSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
In Akita Prefecture’s Yokote City around New Year’s, various parts of the city hold events where the trees and plazas are illuminated brightly with many lights! In 2016, the four areas selected for the Collaborative Illuminations of Yokote City are Taiyu, Omori, Omono River, and Hiraka.
Samurai Residences in Kakunodate – Kakunodate Historical Village Aoyagi HouseSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
In Kakunodate, part of the city of Senboku in Akita Prefecture, exists rows of old houses first attributed to the Ashina family in the early Edo period (around year 1620), that later flourished under the castle town of the Satake-Kita family. This district has been designated as protected in an effort to conserve traditional buildings.