On January 5 every year, fire fighters who are wearing Happi coats got together all over Unzen City at the Obama Marine Park in Obama Town. They wish for no fire for the year and have a ceremony to raise their morale.
There are more than 1,400 firefighters in Unzen City. Although they are usually farmers or office workers etc, when a fire occurs, they rush to the fire site immediately and fight the fires, whenever conflagration occurs. Approximately 300 people participated in the ceremony and parade around the town with fire trucks. At the end of the parade, they discharge water towards the sea. The cute children fire brigades also participate along brave firefighters who protect the town.
Date: Ceremony starts from 9:30 am on January 5, 2019. The parade starts from 11 am and the water discharge is at 11:40 am.
Inquiries: Unzen City Hall: 0957-38-3111