Summer Festivals

29 Aug

Earlier this month, I participated in one of Tokyo’s biggest festivals.
(Click here to read that post.)

There are many great festivals all year round…but especially so in the summer.
(Click here to see a list I made of some of Tokyo’s best festivals.)

I like Japan’s festivals a lot…and I go to many of them.

In early August, my family and I went to watch a summer 花火大会 (fireworks show) near our house that we usually go to every year.
The 花火大会 (fireworks shows) in Japan are excellent! If you have a chance, you should see one!
(Here is a list of some of Tokyo’s biggest fireworks shows.)

It’s not easy to photograph fireworks with the camera I have…but here are a few that I took:

花火 (“hanabi”)…literally “flower (of) fire”, is the Japanese word for “fireworks”.

We also went to a festival at a temple not far from the Tokyo Sky Tree.

After that, we went to 上野公園 (Ueno Park):

(Click here to see some other photos I took in Ueno a couple of years ago.)

If you have any questions about festivals in Tokyo, things to do in this city, or whatever…feel free to contact me.

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4 Responses to “Summer Festivals”

  1. finorgan August 29, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    I really enjoyed your recent article about the water festival in Tokyo – very entertaining!

    Taking photos of fireworks is certainly tricky, I came across this unique attempt recently:

    http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/08/unusual-long-exposure-firework-photographs-by-david-johnson/

    • tokyo5 August 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

      Thanks.

      Those are some unique photos! They don’t look like fireworks … more like some kind of plant!

  2. gigihawaii August 30, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    Excellent photos!

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