This is a video of the 2012 Katakai Matsuri Asahara Shrine dedication fireworks festival held at Asahara Shrine in Katakai, Ojiya City, Niigata Prefecture Japan on September 9-10, 2012.
Katakai Festival, one of the three major fireworks in Echigo, is an autumn festival held as an annual autumn festival of Asahara Shrine.
There are “tsutsuhiki” that carries a fireworks launching tube and “Tamaokuri” that collects fireworks and transports it to the launch site.
Seventy to eighty percent of the fireworks launched from the night are shakudama(12 inch shell), and it is also known to have launched the first shakutama in Japan.
Katakai Matsuri Asahara Shrine dedication fireworks festival
Location: Asahara Shrine, Katakai Town, Ojiya City, Niigata Prefecture Japan
Date: September 9-10, 2012
Holding time: 19: 30 ~ 22: 20
Fireworks launch Quantity: 15,000 shots