Following last year’s crowdfunded events in Akita and Niigata, John Daub of the Only in Japan YouTube channel is back with another event. This time, it’s Nagano’s turn.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fireworks festivals around Japan have been cancelled for the second year running. As a way to support the struggling traditional fireworks industry and to raise the spirits of an area that was badly flooded after a typhoon in 2019, Only in Japan has crowdfunded another event for 2021.
The fireworks will be launched from the banks of the Chikuma River in Nagano City—the very river that caused so much destruction two years ago.