A poster at a Tokyo subway station advertises the dezomeshiki. Photo: Japan Today
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Annual New Year's Fire Review to be held at Tokyo Big Sight on Jan 6

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The annual New Year’s Fire Review, called dezomeshiki, will take place at Tokyo Big Sight on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

This elaborate event is a spectacular demonstration of fire and disaster prevention performed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Fire Department. It features firefighting drills, rescue, first aid, a parade of firefighting equipment and other various performances.

Some of the firefighting techniques date back to the Edo era (1603-1867). Men dressed as Edo era firemen will perform acrobatic stunts on top of bamboo ladders.

In all, about 2,700 professional firefighters and members of community-based fire companies in Tokyo and more than 130 fire vehicles, helicopters and ships will be mobilized for the event.

Due to anti-coronavirus measures, a limited number of seats for the public were chosen by lottery from online applications in November. Anyone showing up on the day without a reservation will not be allowed in.

The event will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Tokyo Big Sight is about a 3-minute walk from Kokusai-Tenjiro Seimon Station on the Yurikamome Line.

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This kids will love this before returning to school Friday! - Oh, wait:

- “Anyone showing up on the day without a reservation will not be allowed in. A limited number of seats for the public were chosen by lottery from online applications in Nov.”

Still, for those unaware, it’ll be a nice walk back to the train station and something for the kids to do with their tablets:

- “Tokyo Big Sight is about a 3-minute walk from Kokusai-Tenjiro Seimon Station on the Yurikamome Line.

The event will be livestreamed on YouTube.” -

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Awesome helmet!

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