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Maebashi Hanabi Taikai (Maebashi Fireworks Festival)

The fireworks festival was first held in 1948 right after World War II to encourage reconstruction of the city. Since 1969, Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Festival) is held in August every year sponsored by a private newspaper company and approximately 13,000 types of fireworks are set off on the banks of the Tonegawa (Tone River). Among them are “Kuchu Naiagara” (Niagara Falls in the Air) and “Niji-no-Naiagara” (Niagara Rainbow) created to resemble the actual Niagara Falls. They are a must to see. The festival lasts for about 2 hours.