PL Art of Fireworks

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PL Art of Fireworks
PL Fireworks2010-5.jpg
Seen from Mount Nijō in 2010
Genre A religious event
Date(s) August 1 (1-08)
Begins 1953 (1953)
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Tondabayashi, Osaka, Japan
Attendance 250,000 to 300,000
Organised by Church of Perfect Liberty
Official web site

PL Art of Fireworks (教祖祭PL花火芸術 Kyōsosai PL hanabi geijutsu?) is a religious event of the Church of Perfect Liberty held on August 1 every year in Tondabayashi, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It is recognized as one of the biggest fireworks festivals in the world.


  • This event honors the first and second founders.
  • It is established as a summer tradition in Kansai region.
  • You can see the fireworks not only in Tondabayashi but also in neighboring cities such as Ōsakasayama, Kawachinagano Sakai and Habikino. Above all, the gigantic Star Mine set off at the finale sounds like rumbling of the earth and lights up the whole neighborhood as bright as day for a few seconds.


  • 1953 - Held for the first time in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.
  • 1954 - Held in the present place.
  • 1963 - Provided denomination, PL Art of Fireworks.


Extra ticket gates of Tondabayashi Station in 2012
Road traffic control in 2009

This festival is so huge and popular that it affects the traffic and public transportation in the neighboring areas.

Rail and bus[edit]



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