“Sumida River Fireworks Festival” is one of the big fireworks festivals in Japan. It had been called “River Festival at Ryogoku” until 1978.
In 1732, many people died of severe famine and cholera. The shogunate government decided to hold a Fire God Festival near Ryogoku Bridge in July 1733 to repose the souls of the dead and to expel the epidemic. The skyrockets they had then are told to be the origin of current Sumida River Fireworks.
There will be fireworks festivals in various places. Why not visit one?
Sunday, July 2nd Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
Monday, July 3rd School starts for new July-students.
Friday, July 7th The Star Festival
Saturday, July 22nd through Sunday, August 20th Summer Holidays
※ The July students have classes till Friday, July 28th.
The students’ dreams and wishes will be addressed on the strips decorated for the Star Festival at Asuka Gakuin.