Mito Komon Matsuri At the center part of Mito city
This festival has been annually held since 1961 and for 3 days on the First Fri., Sat. and Sun. of August . During the festival, more than 4,500 fireworks are displayed from Lake Semba and many varieties of events (parade, Mikoshi, carnival) are held.
Fireworks Display at Lake Semba
Approx. 7,000 fireworks are displayed from Lake Semba. You can enjoy watching many varieties of fireworks (quick fire repeating fire, giant starmine and set piece of fireworks “Niagara Falls” (250m wide) etc.). The reflaction of fireworks on the lake is also beautiful.
During the latter half of the Edo period and the Meiji period, a kōdan (narrative tale) named “Mito Mitsukuni Man’yūki” fictionalized the travels of Tokugawa Mitsukuni. This tradition of dramatizing his life continued with a novel and, in 1951, the first television series to portray him as a wanderer, masquerading as a commoner, who castigated the evil powers in every corner of the nation. In 1969, the TBS series Mito Kōmon began, and today continues to attract audiences. Episodes were re-broadcast in the early 1990s by WNYE-TV (New York City) under the title “The Elder Lord of Mito.”
July 20 (Sat) 7:30pm-9:00pm Fireworks (Lake Senba)
Aug. 3 (Sat) 11:00am-10:00pm Parade float, Parade Mito Komon etc…
Aug. 4 (Sun) 10:00am-9:00pm Parade float, Parade Mito Komon etc…