What comes right after Hanami Season? That's right - Hanabi Season! Tis that time of year to set your fireworks off anywhere you please. Last week saw the PL Fireworks come and go - the largest firework display in the world! Needless to say I never go because although the location is only probably 30 minutes or so from my house, with the millions of people that go for this one night (literally millions, around 2 or 3), that hop, skip and a jump turns into a 5 or 6 hour journey. No thanks.
So I did settle on the Yodogawa Fireworks held on Saturday night. It was fantastic - it has maybe been about 10 years or so since I saw a proper sky show (in fact I think the last one was one of Fox FMs Skyshows at Albert Park Lake) and anything I had seen before Saturday night was put to shame. The Japanese sure take their hanabi seriously! I went with my boss, who dressed me in oe of her yukatta - the summer kimono. Boy did I stand out - being a foreigner dressed in traditional Japanese garb sends the locals crazy. I should have started charging for photographs. It was a lot of fun!