Every firework bears the heart and soul of the people, a line from the Japanese film Oniichan no Hanabi (Fireworks from the Heart) . The movie is about fireworks and shows a story of dedication and discipline among townspeople in order to have a successful hanabi. After watching this film, I realized that each firework has a story of its own, and a part of the maker is being shown to the spectators.
skies’ own bathing
an infinite explosion
Three years after my very first hanabi experience here in Japan, I got the chance again to witness the spectacular fireworks display. After our badminton game last August 4, the group decided to go to Kaihim Makuhari and joined hundreds of Japanese and tourists to watch the man-made stars painting the sky with its colors. We arrived at the venue 3 hours earlier, endured the sun with alcohol and when the show began, we were all drunk. Sort of. But still, it didn’t stop us from taking photos of the fireworks. I handheld my camera since I was too lazy to bring my tripod. The shots weren’t perfect but it was good trying not to breathe while shooting. We will do everything just for the sake of photography.
If I will still be here in Japan next year, I will be looking forward to be a part of this summer celebration. Next time though, I will see to it that I have a tripod. But with or without a tripod, just being with friends and alcohol, that would be more than fine.
Until next year. Few more days before the summer ends. Time to think of the next activity.