Hanabi Doranbachi (Fireworks Display)


“Hanabi Doranbachi” is a fireworks display put on by the parishioners of Oji Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine in Yamakawa Town, Kurume City. The elaborate set piece of fireworks to ward off illness and pray for an abundant crop done every year on September 15 dates back to the Edo Era (1603 - 1868) and has been deemed a Municipal-Designated Intangible Folk Cultural Asset.
Doranbachi is said to have started when the townspeople dedicated fireworks to the shrine, hoping for abundant crops and peace. The tradition was later taken over and professionally improved upon by the artillery coach of the Kurume domain.
Just as angry bees (“doranbachi”) fly out all at once when their hive is attacked, fireworks fly in every direction at the present day displays. The display starts after 8pm and packs a double whammy with the deafening bursts and raining sparks of its fireworks!

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 839-0836 福岡県久留米市山川町本村区 王子若宮八幡宮 王子池周辺
Address 2404 Yoshiki, Kusano Town, Kurume City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0942-31-1717(花火動乱蜂保存会・久留米観光コンベンション国際交流協会)
Contact Kurume Convention
Event Days September 15
Open 19:30~20:30
Access By bus - about a 10 minute walk from Nishitetsu “Oiwake” Bus stop

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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