In Japan, when the new year starts, a "New Year's Performance" is carried out by fire service related personnel.
In Yokohama City, the Yokohama City Fire Department's New Year's Performance is usually held in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse area.
Yokohama’s firefighting powers are put on display in this fun learning event, held to make citizens feel safe and secure.
This year, to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the holding of the event in its usual format has been cancelled.
Instead, videos are being distributed via the video sharing site, YouTube.
As well as traditional Japanese firefighting performances such as matoi waving, and ladder climbing, there is the perfectly coordinated Firefighters’ Band drill performance and a dynamic firefighting drill.
With an array of events performed by the city’s 20 fire companies too, including simultaneous water spraying, the event is full of highlights!
The main contents being distributed are as follows:
• A message from the mayor
• Old style firefighting performance, featuring matoi waving and ladder climbing
• Firefighters Band Drill Performance
• General Firefighting Drill
• Simultaneous Water Spraying
The video version of "Yokohama City Fire Department's New Year's Performance 2021” is being distributed on "City Of Yokohama", Yokohama City’s official channel on the video sharing site, YouTube, so please take a look.