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Onomichi Sumiyoshi Fireworks Festival
July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm| Free
This display, and the Hamadonya Group which provides the 13,000 fireworks that are used, have been going since the Edo period. In 1741, the recently appointed magistrate of Onomichi, Hirayama Kakuzaemon Naozumi, moved Sumiyoshi Shrine from the Jodoji Temple to Sumiyoshihama on the waterfront protect the port from misfortune. The festival is held in order to wish for the prosperity of business and the safety of sea traffic. There is a colorful parade of boats and the air is filled with thousands of fireworks above the Onomichi Suido Channel.
Taking the ferry over the water to Mukaishima, allows you enjoy the display without having fight the huge crowds (about 350,000 people show up).
Parking for 2500 cars
Access: 10 min walk from Onomichi JR Station (on the Sanyo Line)