Hanabi 花火 (Fireworks)
Hanabi is a traditional summer event in Japan.
Hanabi is fireworks in English.
There are 2 kinds of Hanabi, “Uchiage-Hanabi”(skyrocket) and “Temochi-Hanabi”(handheld fireworks).
This time we’ll introduce you “Uchiage-Hanabi”.
The origin of “Uchiage-Hanabi” is China.
13th century, it was spreaded to Europe.
In Japan, it is not sure but 16th century is most likely.
There are many “Uchiage-Hanabi” event in Japan, and 3 major “Uchiage-Hanabi” events are held in Ibaraki prefecture, Akita prefecture and Niigata prefecture.
There are wide variety of fireworks, not just in different colors and patterns, but forming shapes as complicated as Anime characters and Kanji.
Usually, spectators wear “Yukata” and around the site, there are food and game stalls.