Japan <3 hanabi (fireworks)

China invented fireworks and Japan perfects it. It is part of the Japanese culture and almost every day there is a firework show or festival in the summer.

Japan <3 hanabi (fireworks)

The Japanese love fireworks, especially in the hot summer. The fireworks season starts in June and ends in September. Everywhere you look you see fireworks. It could be posters about shows and festivals, advertorial (even by big companies), or real fireworks in the shop window.

Big Japanese companies like Yahoo!, Kadokawa's Walker+ and Suntory Beer and JR East have a special website for the fireworks. Even a magazine exists with all firework festivals, shows, tips and more. -Yes, I did bought this magazine!

Posters about/with fireworks

Posters about/with fireworks

Consumer fireworks are available in all kind of shops. I found fireworks at Don Quijote Shibuya (Tokyo), Loft at Niigata and a few 7-Eleven shops in Nagaoka. Most fireworks are really small, like sparkles, morning glory sparkles, ground bloom flowers, small rockets (moon traveler bottle rockets) and roman candles. The bit bigger ones are single shots and fountains. You can buy fireworks if you are over 20 years old. Use the fireworks at parks, beaches, or at firework festivals where you don't annoy people.

Japanese consumer fireworks! Don Quijote at Shibuya

Japanese consumer fireworks! Buy them at Don Quijote Shibuya (Tokyo). The big boxes on top are family packs containing lots of smaller fireworks

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Japanese consumer fireworks in detail. Click here to convert the price to your currency

Japanese consumer fireworks in detail: small family packs Japanese consumer fireworks in detail: small family packs in the shelves Japanese consumer fireworks in detail: small family packs in different flavours

Japanese consumer fireworks, photo taken in an other shop

Japanese consumer fireworks in detail: various fireworks at Loft in Niigata

Japanese consumer fireworks, photo taken inside Loft in Niigata