The Sumida River Fireworks Festival, which is known as a summer tradition in Tokyo, has been canceled for the second consecutive year due to the lack of prospects for the convergence of the new coronavirus infection.

The "Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival" is a summer tradition in Tokyo that is visited by a large number of people, but it was canceled for the first time since 1978, when it began to be held in its current form due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection last year. ..

Since the Tokyo Olympics will be held this year, preparations have been made for the implementation on October 23, which is about three months later than usual, but the Sumida River Fireworks Festival Executive Committee has been on the 18th for the second consecutive year. I decided to cancel the tournament.

The executive committee cites the reason as it is necessary to start concrete procedures and contracts for implementation next month, but there is still no prospect of the new corona infection ending.

After that, "We decided to cancel the event with the health and safety of the locals and visitors as our top priority. We apologize for the inconvenience to those who have been looking forward to the cancellation for the second consecutive year, but please understand. ".