Kanazawa's annual New Year's tradition
The Kaga-tobi were a group of elite firefighters during the Edo period. Their legend is borne into the present day by the Kanazawa firefighters. Every year to celebrate the new year, the city's firefighters put on a show of acrobatic stunts performed on forty-plus tall ladders with a stunning finale wherein they unleash a torrent of water into the air using firehoses.
- January 8, 2023
- Kanazawa Castle Park
- 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
- By Public Transportation
- About 5 minutes by foot from the Kenrokuen Garden・Kanazawa Castle Park bus stop (No.RL6 or LL9) on the KANAZAWA LOOP BUS route.
- Firefighting General Affairs Section, Kanazawa City Fire Department