• Representative Director and Chairman

    Toshikatsu Ogatsu (Tokyo)
    President of Marutamaya Co., Ltd.

    In 1990, Ogatsu revolutionized the industry by introducing computer-controlled fireworks and by developing Hanabi Fantasia®, which is fireworks set to music. He has the world’s largest computer infrastructure dedicated to fireworks, and has been involved in directing and producing fireworks events across Japan and across the globe—most notably the Tokyo Bay Grand Fireworks Festival, the Setagaya-Tamagawa Fireworks Festival as well as the grand finale at the Kanagawa Shimbun Fireworks Festival. His role as the leading producer in the fireworks industry has earned Ogatsu high acclaim at numerous international fireworks events and made him the subject of a special episode of the TBS documentary program Yume no Tobira Plus.

  • Vice Chairman and Director

    Keiji Hosoya (Tokyo)
    President of Hosoya Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Director of the Japan Fireworks Artists Association
    Director of the Japan Pyrotechnics Association

    Hosoya has not only put up fireworks overseas and at festivals all over Japan, including the Tokyo Bay Grand Fireworks Festival and the Sumida River Fireworks Festival—he has also produced special effects for movies, television, and the stage, served as a technical advisor for overseas production plants, and more. He took first prize in the All-Japan New Firework Contest at the 109th Nagano Ebisuko Fireworks Festival, and also took first prize at the 89th Omagari National Fireworks Competition in the daytime fireworks category.

  • Director

    Akio Aoki (Nagano)
    President of Beniya Aoki Fireworks Co., Ltd.
    Chairman of the Japan Fireworks Artists Association

    Aoki is the third-generation head of Beniya Aoki Fireworks, and the industry’s leading expert. He is a common fixture at the top of winners’ lists at fireworks contests across Japan, and was even awarded the illustrious Prime Minister’s Prize at the national competitions in both in Omagari and Tsuchiura. He is involved in many fireworks events in his native Nagano, including the Suwa Lake Fireworks Festival. He also serves as chairman of the Japan Fireworks Artists Association, one of the country’s most esteemed fireworks organizations.

  • Director

    Tadanobu Komatsu (Akita)
    President of Komatsu Fireworks, Co., Ltd.

    Komatsu is the fifth-generation head of Komatsu Fireworks. He is a lead developer in the fireworks industry, primarily in the Tohoku area, and also takes charge of displays and launches for fireworks festivals events, and competitions nationwide. Komatsu is a renowned pyrotechnician in the Tohoku area, playing a key role in the Omagari National Fireworks Competition. He was awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize at the 87th Omagari National Fireworks Competition in 2013.

Member

  • Yoichi Nomura (Ibaraki)
    President of Nomura Hanabi Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Vice Chairman of the Japan Fireworks Artists Association
    Director of the Japan Pyrotechnics Association

  • Masaaki Abe (Niigata)
    President of ABE-FIREWORKS CO., LTD.
    Vice Chairman of the Japan Fireworks Artists Association
    Director of the Japan Fireworks Artists Association

  • Tadao Kanno (Fukushima)
    President of Kanno Fireworks Co., Ltd.
    Vice Chairman of the Japan Fireworks Artists Association

  • Nobuo Fujiwara (Nagano)
    President of SHINSHU ENKA Co.,Ltd.

  • Motohiro Ogatsu (Tokyo)
    President of Marutamaya Ogatsu Fireworks Co., Ltd.
    Director and Former chairman of the Japan Pyrotechnics Association

  • Tomoyoshi Oguchi (Shizuoka)
    President of SAN-EN-ENKA Co.,Ltd.

  • Kazuyuki Kumegawa (Tokyo)
    President of WABIYA Co.,Ltd.

  • Yasutaka Sano (Aichi)
    President of K.K WAKAMATSUYA Co.,Ltd.
    Vice President of the Japan Pyrotechnics Association

  • Kaoru Waku (Tokyo)
    President of TAMAYA FIRE WORKS CO.,

  • Shigeaki Kunitomo (Kyoto)
    President of GUNSMITH of KUNITOMO CO., LTD.

  • Kenichi Takahashi (Kanagawa)
    President of TAKAHASHI ENKA CO., LTD.

  • Masahiro Wakino (Fukuoka)
    President of WAKINO ART FACTORY Co.,Ltd.

  • Jun Wada (Kanagawa)
    President of FIRA ART KANAGAWA Co.,Ltd.

  • Yusaku Ikushima (Oita)
    President of Ikushima-fireworks Inc.

  • Eiichi Koizumi (Niigata)
    President of Niigata Pyrotechnics Co.,Ltd.

  • Yasuhiro Sonoda (Kagoshima)
    President of Taiyo Fireworks Inc.

  • Hiroyuki Yamauchi (Yamanashi)
    President of Yamauchi Fireworks Co.,Ltd.
    Vice President of the Japan Pyrotechnics Association

  • Kentaro Saito (Akita)
    President of HIBIKIYA OMAGARI FIREWORKS Co.,Ltd.

  • Shuichi Itoi (Fukushima)
    President of Itoi Fireworks Ltd.
    Director of the Japan Pyrotechnics Association

  • Masanori Honda (Niigata)
    President of KATAKAI FIREWORKS Co.,Ltd.
    Director of the Japan Pyrotechnics Association

  • Masaru Nasuno (Nagano)
    President of INAKAKO HORIUCHI FIREWORKS Ltd.

  • Japan Fireworks Artists Association
    (29 members nationwide)

Supporting member

  • NIKO MARINE TRANSPORTATION

Honorary chairman

  • Shouzou Tamura
    Honorary Professor at the University of Tokyo

  • Mitsuo Koshi
    Honorary Professor at the University of Tokyo

  • Mitsuru Arai
    Honorary Professor and Chairman at the University of Tokyo Environmental Science Center

Special Adivisor

  • Yoshiya Yajima
    President of the Taiju Group (Taiju Soken)

Adivisor

  • Ippei Uno
    President of the Commozione INC.
    Former General Producer of the Tokyo Bay Grand Fireworks Festival events

Auditor

  • Takashi Kurosaki
    Attorney at Frontier Law Offices

  • Tetsuo Usui
    Representative CPA and certified tax accountant at Usui Certified Public Accountants

  • Susumu Nakagawa
    Senior Managing Director at Hosoya Enterprises Co., Ltd.

Administrator

  • Sei Iwano
    Marketing Director and Sales Manager at Marutamaya Co., Ltd.

Coordinator

  • Naomi Ide
    President of the ideya inc.

Cooperating organization

  • Nagaoka Fireworks Foundation

  • Omagari Chamber of Commerce