Adachi hanabi (足立区花火大会 2013)

hanabi 2013

Originally used to ward off evil spirits, fireworks (花火, Hanabi) have a long history in Japan and are an integral part of Japanese summers. Hundreds of firework shows are held every year across the country, mainly during the summer holidays in July and August, with some of them drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators.

Japan Guide

hanabi 2013
The hanabi season is also the time, all the ladies are beautifully decked out in Yukatas for the hanabi.

hanabi 2013
Lots of food stalls along the way to the viewing grounds with beer and yakisoba stalls with the longest queues. Of course, shaved ice stalls have long lines too.

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Adachi Hanabi which attracted about 500K visitors in previous years. Some people came as early as 4pm to reserve a seat on the greens.

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Look at the line for the mobile toilets.

hanabi 2013
We can see the Tokyo skytree from afar, and it was a beautiful night with a full moon that night.

hanabi 2013
Weather was perfect with a clear sky and cool winds for 1 hour of non stop fireworks.

hanabi 2013
We were lucky to have friends who went early to reserve a good seat so the fireworks was literally going off right in front of our eyes.

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Really pretty fireworks

hanabi 2013
Finale fireworks are always so great!

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