Hanabi, Japanese Fireworks

Place : Kyoto
Taken by : M. M. (Doshisha International Junior/Senior High School)

In Japan, Hanabi (firework) is said to be a symbol of summer and many firework displays are performed during the summer. These pictures are ones I took when I went to a fireworks display in Yodogawa (riverside of Yodo), one of the biggest fireworks display in the Kansai area.

There are many different shapes and colors to Hanabi, like blue, red, green and pink.

There are also smiley faces, too. This type of Hanabi is difficult to shoot off because if the wind is blowing too hard the design will be unidentifiable.

In the last part of a fireworks display lots of Hanabi get shot off into the air. It is the "grand finale."

I like Hanabi because they are very beautiful in the dark sky and they fade so fast. Would you like to go watch a fireworks display this summer?

Child Research Net would like to thank the Doshisha International Junior/Senior High School and Moe Mizusugi, student and author, for permitting reproduction of this article on the CRN web site.

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