Summer in Japan is the fireworks season. Around Tokyo three main “hanabi” are fired: Tokyo Bay, Asakusa; and Edogawa. All three of them are gigantic…They use enormous bombs, are very dense, and last really long, often more than one hour. Beautiful and impressive, they also attract a dense crowd. Expect over a million spectators for each of them, meaning that you have to arrive very early, or “book” your space one day earlier with a picnic sheet bearing your name. Yes, in Japan, this king of trick really works !


Gear used: D700 + 24mm f/1.4

In Japan, summer means hanabi !

About The Author
- Lucky enough to have spent the last 6 years of my life in Tokyo, I spend a lot of time wandering through this always amazing city, a camera and a couple of lenses in my bag, mostly Nikon... for the time being.