By Manuel Rivas Castañedadancingwithbulls. Saturday, December 9, 2006 5:33:55 PM
The Japanese consider hanabi (fireworks) as "flowers of fire" - brilliant bursts in various forms and colors of poignant beauty. Like the splendid cherry blossoms' brief existence, fireworks flash in all their pomp and glory for a fleeting moment only to vanish into thin air. Since fireworks displays have become such popular events, it's common to see many people strolling in yukatas (cotton kimonos), drinking cold beer and carrying uchiwas (round-shaped fans). I´ll be posting more photos like this one. To see a video of a Japanese fireworks display during an international fireworks competition in Canada click HERE.