Manufacturing in Nagaoka – The city that never gives up
The phoenix bird is the symbol of Nagaoka. And a look at the history of the city on the Shinano River reveals why. Nagaoka has been afflicted by earthquakes time and again and three-quarters of it was destroyed during the Second World War. But the inhabitants of the mountain city on Honshu have rebuilt their city each time. And what is more: Nagaoka is growing. And the city has cause to celebrate. Every year, it is the showplace for the largest fireworks display in Japan. It is held over three evenings – always at the beginning of August. The highlight is always the artistic representation of the phoenix bird.