My name is Tomoki Abe, president of Abe Industrial Fireworks. We are a manufacturer of fireworks, located in the Nanatani area of Kamo city, Niigata prefecture.
I’m the fourth-generation president of the company, which is over 100 years old. We produce, set off and sell firework shells from 2.5inch to 36inch, mainly large ones (8inch to 36inch).
Although Japanese round-shaped fireworks need a number of processes that require time and efforts to produce, we have always handcrafted them, one by one. There are a number of processes before fireworks are shown to audience: compounding powder, making shells with it and set them off. The whole processes need a lot of patience and care. Cherishing the skills and knowledge accumulated for a long time and showing deep gratitude to our ancestors and supporters, we will continue to create fireworks that are safe and touch the heart of the audience.
Our fireworks are comprised of devotion of all our staff. Taking good care of the teamwork, we all will aim to be a company where the employees take pride in fireworks production, and enjoy engaging in their work.
Abe Industrial Fireworks, Ltd.
Tomoki Abe, President
|Company Name||Abe Industrial Fireworks, Ltd.|
|Began operation in||The early Taisho period (1912-1926)|
|Incorporated the business||November, 1952|
|Headquarters||1-15-1 Shinmachi, Kamo, Niigata
|Factory in Tsuchikura||445 Kamitsuchikura, Kamo, Niigata
|Main Bank||Daishi Bank (Kamo branch)|
|The early Taisho period
|1928||Set off 2-shaku dama at the firework festival sponsored by Dainihon Kodansha in Omiya city, Saitama prefecture.|
|Incorporated the business and name the company Abe Industrial Fireworks, Ltd.|
|Set off fireworks in Afghanistan to commemorate the independence of the country.|
|Succeeded in production of 3-shaku dama (36inch, 90cm-diameter shell) and set it off in Katagaimachi, Ojiya city.|
|Succeeded in setting off the first 3shaku dama (36inch, 90cm) daylight shell.|
|Succeeded in setting off 3-shaku 3-sun dama (40inch, 100cm), the world’s largest-sized firework at that time. Listed in the Guinness Book|
|Constructed a new 15,000m² factory in the Kamitsuchikura area, Kamo city.
Began its operation as the main factory.
|Shouhei Abe, factory manager, was recognized as one of the great craftsmen in the present world by the Japanese government. He became the third person to receive the honor in the industry.|
|Set off fireworks at the closing ceremony of Olympics in Sydney.|
|Set off fireworks at the closing ceremony of Olympics in Salt Lake City.|
|2008||Cooperated in setting off fireworks at Olympics in Beijing.|
1-15-1 Shinmachi, Kamo, Niigata
Factory in Tsuchikura
445 Kamitsuchikura, Kamo, Niigata