A star mine (Photo: prelude2000 / CC BY-ND 2.0)
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Teganuma Fireworks

Stunning fireworks display over Teganuma

Venue: Teganuma Marsh When: Early Aug 2023

Teganuma, the wide marsh between Abiko and Kashiwa Cities in northern Chiba Prefecture, is usually a quiet place for hiking and fishing, but for one night in August, it explodes with an enormous, eye-popping spectacle - the Teganuma Fireworks Festival.

Held jointly by the two cities, this event fires 13,500 shots easily seen from all around the lake, and best viewed from three designated spots. This event, identified as s prefectural cultural asset, features underwater fireworks and ultra jumbo star mines that create a stunning display. Also popular are mines that depict animation characters and mascots.

The two bridges that cross the marsh are closed for viewing, but there are plenty of good spots to watch from. The easiest but very crowded route is 10 minutes south of Abiko Station. Alternatively, walk downhill 25 minutes from Kita-Kashiwa Station, and you will find the wide cycling and walking road that rings the marsh. Bring your fan, drinks, and maybe don a yukata and gaze up into the wide night sky for this well-loved fireworks display.

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Kim 3 years ago
I'm amazed by the character firework! I don't think I've ever seen something like that...super cool!
Elizabeth S Author 3 years ago
You’ll see them referred to as character mines.

I was amazed the first time I saw them.
Sleiman Azizi 3 years ago
Nice write up. 13,500 fireworks isn't anything to scoff about. Underwater fireworks too? Wow...
Elizabeth S Author 3 years ago
Sumida Fireworks sends up 20,000, and the area is very dense. Teganuma has a lot of open space to watch from. The nearest station is Abiko, about an hour east of Ueno Station.
Elena Lisina 3 years ago
Funny cat in the air! :D
Elizabeth S Author 3 years ago
You might see happy faces, hearts and double rings. It’s astounding what fireworks technicians can create.