I wasn't expecting a big crowd, but apparently this event manage to draws lots of attention, and I hardly found a spot to stand. If you plan to visit it next year, my advice is wake up earlier!
So let's the photos tell the stories.
This is team is called Hyper Rescue Team (ハイパーレスキュー隊), set up since 95's Kobe earthquake.
"Hyper Rescue"...sound strange, but typical Japanese English , I guessed...
I'm not sure how this stunts on the ladder helps firefighting during Edo-era, but you get the idea that you need lots of people to held the bamboo ladder straight!
Reporters at the sidelines.
The best shot of the day, likes the blue sky, the lens flare and the silhouette of scaling ladders