Jeffrey Bergier

Jeffrey Bergier

Summer Fireworks

夏花火 (Natsu Hanabi)

Summer fireworks is a big thing in Japan 🤷‍♂️. Every place will have some sort of fireworks, often many times over the summer. I think it makes sense. When the sun is out, its so hot and humid, its impossible to do anything. This is everyone’s chance to go out and enjoy being outside. Its still unbelievably hot. The cool young people dress up in their 浴衣 (Yukata) and go outside. I went to the big one in 隅田川 (Sumidagawa). It was insanely packed; you basically could only move with the crowd, not on your own. But it was fun. Next summer I’ll go to a smaller one 😂.

(Sorry, I don’t have the best photos, it was too busy to have my phone out all the time)