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Dezomeshiki Firefighters Expo
January 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Every year at the end of the New Year holidays, a fun event showcasing the skill of our local firefighters is on display for everyone to enjoy.
The event in Japanese is called dezome-shiki [消防出初式] and includes a parade, demonstration of Edo-era ladder acrobatics (hashigo-nori), fire fighting and helicopter rescue demonstrations, and an impressive grand finale.
Great fun for families with kids, but anyone is welcome to join – there are no admission charges.
This event has been held in Chuo-koen Central Park, but this year it is being held in on the site of the old baseball stadium across the road from the A-bomb Dome.
Schedule of events
- 10:00-10:15 Parade
- 10:15-10:40 Ceremony, speeches
- 10:50-12:00 Traditional fire fighter acrobatics and training exercises display
Cancelled in the event of heavy rain.
See more photos from past dezome-shiki here.