Saturday, August 16, 2008


During summer in Japan there are many fireworks festivals (Hanabi taikai). 'Hanabi' literally translates to ' flower of fire'. Tonight we attended a rather large (12,000 fireworks over 1 hour!!) event on the Tama River flat with our dog group, minus the dogs of course. Dixie would have been petrified if she had heard those loud bangs! We took food and drink and enjoyed a wonderful evening watching some pretty amazing fireworks!! If you view the video here, turn down the volume first.


Lorenza said...

We don't have fireworks like those here. Glad you had a nice night!
Kisses and hugs

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow that's spectacular. Sounds like you had a great night out.


Girasol said...

I don't like pretty scary for me, but the pics are awesome.

River said...

Like 4th of July here but not usually for a whole hour! Those were spectacular. No, it wouldn't scare me but it would some of the others here.

love & wags,

Katherine and Pippa said...

Those are some fine shots, and the video is excellent.

We had some good ones last year for National Day (here in Gib) in September and I took some ok photos on the night setting. Then I took some at New Year on a firework setting and they were rubbish. :(

I wondered what camera and what setting you used? And was the video done with a camera or a video camera?

Thanks, Kate

Sugar the Beagle said...

We had fireworks during national day parade (to celebrate Singapore's independence day), but it lasted a mere 10 minutes.

The 1 hour hanabi must have been spectacular.

Sweet Licks,

Kess And Her Mama said...

The firework pictures are awesome. Good move not bringing the girls. Kess is scared of fireworks too!

The Army of Four said...

WOW, that's quite the display! And they DO look like flowers of fire! What a great description!
Stormy wouldn't have enjoyed all the loud bangs, either. I'm glad you girls stayed home and guarded the place!
Play bows,

Jackson said...

Lots of "bright lights" and "noise" great fun for humans sounds like you had a fun night.woof! woof! M.

umekotyan said...

Good evening Jazz.
It is a happy beer garden. see magnificent fireworks
Shape is made in the night sky at various time of fireworks.
Peacefully, it is a good evening when summer is felt. :)

from loved ume tyan

Cassidy said...

Those are so pretty. I love watching them. Big Harry, as you may know, is terrfied of the bangs.

Cassidy x