The Omagari fireworks competition was held on Aug. 26 in Daisen in northeastern Japan, with a total of roughly 18,000 fireworks set off during the event.

While the Akita Prefecture city suffered flooding the day before following torrential rain, organizers decided to stick to the original plan and hold the annual event.

18,000 fireworks shot off at national competition

A total of some 740,000 people came to see the fireworks display, according to the organizers.

Flooding in Daisen, Akita Pref. - Omagari fireworks

Municipal officials were forced to prepare crowd seating through the night after the Omono River in the city flooded the day before due to torrential rain.

 Daisen, Akita Pref.  -- Omagari fireworks 3

The city was also flooded after rain in July, with over 800 homes affected.

18,000 fireworks shot off at national competition

A total of 27 competitors from 12 prefectures took part in the 91st national competition.

18,000 fireworks shot off at national competition