Oiden Dance meets Fireworks Festival

What is the Toyota Oiden Festival?

What is the Toyota Oiden Festival?

The Toyota Oiden Fireworks Festival is one of a handful of the best fireworks festivals in Japan, with seven fireworks masters from across the country in competition. At this fireworks festival, the sponsored seating is close to the launch sites, so you can enjoy the beautiful fireworks filling your field of view and the powerful sounds echoing through your body.

Another attraction of the Oiden Festival, the

Another attraction of the Oiden Festival, the "Oiden Final"

Date and time:
17:00-20:30, July 28, 2018 (Saturday)
Location:
Meitetsu Toyotashi Station, East side area

The "Oiden Dance" features participants in teams called Odori-Ren performing the impressive "Miseru" dances - choreographed with the sole objective of bedazzling the crowd. This participatory festival has two divisions, the "Basic Dance Division", where each team performs in a tournament-fashion, and the "Arrangement Division", where the teams perform their own original dances.
The festival starts with the "My Town Oiden" events, held in various districts across the city fro about a month prior to the the "Oiden Final". The Oiden Final event is where the champion Odori-Ren teams from each My Town Oiden ultimately battle each other in dancing.
The best Odori-Ren teams from each district then gather for the Oiden Final competition, making for an impressive and fierce show of performance.
Besides the charming Odori-ren dancing performances, pay attention also to their gorgeous garments - another wholly interesting item to check.
If you come across a Tobi-Iri-Ren, feel free to get yourself dancing too, as such teams are put together with the particular objective of gathering the crowd of spectators for dancing!

An incredible Fireworks Festival - one of the biggest in Japan!

An incredible Fireworks Festival - one of the biggest in Japan!
Date and time:
19:10-21:00, July 29, 2018 (Sunday)
Location:
Shirahama Park and along the banks of the Yahagi River

The Fireworks Festival held as the finale of the Toyota Oiden Festival is one of the biggest in Japan, a display that boasts immense power, and often featured in articles covering fireworks in the country.
There is a wide variety of displays, including the "Melody Fireworks" (*1), with synchronized light and sound, the pwerful "Wide Star Mines" (*2), the huge "Niagara Falls", which is 30m high and 550m wide, the traditional "Handheld Fireworks" of Mikawa!
Additionally, this very special fireworks festival sees famous fireworks masters from across the country putting on displays that cannot be seen elsewhere, such as the "Creative Fireworks" and the amazing artistry of a production by the Japan Fireworks Artists Association.

(*1) Melody Fireworks ... powerful fireworks displays choreographed to the sound of spectacular music.
(*2) Combined shooting of multiple "Star Mines", launched in batches anywhere from dozens to hundreds in a brief period of time. The "Wide Star Mine" has several of these arranged in multiple launch sites.

Highlights of the Toyota Oiden Fireworks Festival, direct from a fireworks master

Mr. Manabu Shibata, <br>President

Koromoenka Co., Ltd.
Mr. Manabu Shibata,
President

The Toyota Oiden Fireworks Festival is one of a handful of the best fireworks festivals in Japan, with seven fireworks masters from across the country in competition. At this fireworks festival, the sponsored seating is close to the launch sites, so you can enjoy the beautiful fireworks filling your field of view and the powerful sounds echoing through your body.
Also, all of the fireworks are highly artistic and very spectacular. In particular, the Melody Fireworks at the end of the fireworks display, and the beauty and power of the Wide Star Mines are worth seeing. And the "Niagara Falls", which brings the event to its the climax, is a display made with the utmost care by Koromoenka (Co., Ltd.).

Please come and see the spectacular and elegant Niagara Falls.

Please come and see the spectacular and elegant Niagara Falls.

Features of fireworks displays in Japan

Features of fireworks displays in Japan

Open in a spherical blast
Japanese fireworks are called shakutama, and are characterized by how they burst into a wide, round shape. In order to create this, the fireworks must be flawlessly aligned with the stars.
The color of the stars changes
The form of expresssion that sees the color of the stars change just before a firework that burst open in orange disappears, leaving only an afterimage and then disappearing, can be considered an expression of a uniquely Japanese sensibility.
Fireworks are the main event
As the name Fireworks Festival suggests, in Japan, the fireworks are not displayed only as part of some celebration, but are themselves the main event of the festival.
And that's why the fireworks display can continue for an hour, even as long as two hours, and the number of fireworks launched tends to be huge.
The attention to detail, added to advanced craftsmanship and exquisite creativity devoted to fireworks in Japan are highly acclaimed even from overseas.

ポイントThis is the best place to see the fireworks!

This is the best place to see the fireworks!

We recommend the sponsored seating, where you can see the fireworks of the Toyota Oiden Festival up close.
Benefits include not needing to worry about finding a spot or about heat stroke, and having the best view of the fireworks.
Wouldn't you like to enjoy the very best fireworks from the very best place?
Tickets for sponsored seating are available from Circle K Sunkus, Seven Eleven, and Ticket Pia stores.
Kawabata Park, just to the north of the fireworks launch site, is an lesser-known spot to watch from (some fireworks are not visible).

Toyota Oiden Festival Official Web Site - Sponsorship Information (External link)

Check the location of Kawabata Park on Google Maps (External Link)

ポイントThis is where you can claim a spot!

This is where you can claim a spot!

The general viewing areas to the north and south of the sponsored seating are areas whwere you can choose your own spot (planned).

Toyota Oiden Festival Official Web Site - Fireworks Festival Venue (External Link)