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    Talking Hanabi - Fireworks

    Summer, especially late July to early August, is the season of fireworks in Japan. Almost every town has its own. People like to wear yukata (light cotton kimono) on the muggy summer nights to see the "hanabi" ‰Ô‰Î (literally "flower fire").

    There are lots of fireworks in and around Tokyo. Here is a list of the most famous with the dates and stats for this year :

    ‹÷“cì‰Ô‰Î‘å‰ï (Sumida-gawa Fireworks)
    Place : Asakusa
    Date : 26th July
    About 20.000 rockets
    93.000 people expected



    “Œ‹ž˜p‘å‰Ø‰ÎÕ (Tokyo Bay Great Fireworks)
    Place : around Tokyo Bay (visible from Hamamatsucho, Tsukiji, Harumi, etc)
    Date : 10th August
    About 13.000 rockets
    About 65.000 people expected



    ]ŒËì‹æ‰Ô‰Î‘å‰ï EŽsìŽs”[—Á‰Ô‰Î‘å‰ï (Edogawa and Ichikawa Fireworks)
    Place : Along the Edo-gawa, near Ichikawa JR station
    Date : 2nd August
    About 14.000 rockets
    About 139.000 people expected



    ‘Û‰Ô‰Î‘å‰ï (International Fireworks)
    Place : Yokohama
    Date : 20th July
    About 6000 rockets (this year featuring "tama-chan", last year doraemon, a football for the World Cup and other animals like l\the cat below)
    About 48.000 people.





    You can also check this site Japanese Fireworks, available in English and Japanese, for more pictures and explanations.

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    WOW that looks great. Very nice. I wish I could see it.

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    Me too

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