New Year’s Fire Review (2013)

Sun Jan 6, 2013 Tokyo Big Sight

Time Out says

In a tradition dating back over three centuries, the Tokyo Fire Department kicks off each new year with a display of its firefighting prowess. The New Year's Fire Review (known as Dezome-shiki in Japanese) opens with a parade featuring fire trucks and choppers before moving on to a string of impressive rescue drills, though it's the gawp-inducing show of ladder stunts performed by firefighters in Edo-era garb that always gets the biggest applause. This annual ritual was first held in 1659, two years after a devastating fire left two thirds of the capital in ashes – though also helped spawn the city's first dedicated firefighting squad.



Open January 6

Time 9.35am-11.50am

Admission Free

Venue Tokyo Big Sight

Address 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku

Transport Kokusai-Tenjijo Station (Rinkai line); Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station (Yurikamome)


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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