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Miyajima Fireworks Display Canceled next year and overlapped with Tokyo Olympics and Para, hindering security | NHK News

2019-08-18T10:04:50.878Z

The annual fireworks display held in Miyajima, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, where the World Heritage Itsukushima Shrine is located, will be the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games next year ...



Miyajima Fireworks Display Canceled next year, and overlapped with Tokyo Olympics and Para. August 18:58

The annual fireworks display held in Miyajima, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima, where the world heritage Itsukushima Shrine is located, will be canceled next year due to difficulties in securing guards due to overlap with the time of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. became.

The Miyajima Underwater Fireworks Festival, where bright fireworks are launched off Miyajima, where Itsukushima Shrine is located, is one of the most famous summer events in Setouchi that is held in late August every year and is visited by about 300,000 people.

According to the executive committee established by local tourism associations, it will be difficult to secure next year due to the overlap of the fireworks festival and the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and private security guards going to Tokyo.

Furthermore, police responding that the police responded that it was difficult to respond as usual due to the Olympics.

For this reason, the Executive Committee has decided to cancel the fireworks display next year, saying that it cannot be held without confirming safety.

Ryuichiro Ueno, managing director of the Miyajima Tourism Association, said, “If you ca n’t ensure safety, no matter how many hundreds of fireworks, you ’ll get zero if one accident occurs. I want you to understand. "

The Kotoshi Fireworks Festival is scheduled to be held on the 24th of this month.

Source: nhk

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