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Hanabi Takai, fireworks of hope and gratitude

  • Held every summer, Hanabi Taikai are a good opportunity to strengthen family ties. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    Held every summer, Hanabi Taikai are a good opportunity to strengthen family ties. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • Visitors claim places to watch fireworks displays for free during a festival. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    Visitors claim places to watch fireworks displays for free during a festival. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • No one dares to touch a mat that has been placed on the ground at a festival, although it is unoccupied. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    No one dares to touch a mat that has been placed on the ground at a festival, although it is unoccupied. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • Thousands of tickets entitling visitors to a seat typically sell out before the festivals begin. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    Thousands of tickets entitling visitors to a seat typically sell out before the festivals begin. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • Spectators pack roads around the Nagoya Bridge to enjoy fireworks displays. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    Spectators pack roads around the Nagoya Bridge to enjoy fireworks displays. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • For Japanese people, the fireworks festivals are also a chance to wear unique outfits. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    For Japanese people, the fireworks festivals are also a chance to wear unique outfits. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • Street vendors spring up in areas around the fireworks displays. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    Street vendors spring up in areas around the fireworks displays. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • A fireworks display themed “Hope” hypnotizes visitors as it lights up the sky above Yokohama Port. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    A fireworks display themed “Hope” hypnotizes visitors as it lights up the sky above Yokohama Port. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • A combination of fireworks creates a flower-like design in the sky. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    A combination of fireworks creates a flower-like design in the sky. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • A configuration of fire curtains above Nagoya Bridge enchants spectators. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    A configuration of fire curtains above Nagoya Bridge enchants spectators. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • People sit on mats on the edge of Biwa Lake to enjoy fireworks. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    People sit on mats on the edge of Biwa Lake to enjoy fireworks. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

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