I’ve photographed a firework festival that took place on July 15 in Japan. It is a very dangerous yet interesting festival where a special type of fireworks is being used. They are called ‘tezutsu hanabi’.


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‘Tezutsu hanabi’ are cylindrical tubes held up in both bands that continually shoot fireworks. It is the oldest traditional fireworks in Japan. The event is a ritual worshiping God.

These hand tube fireworks use 3kg of gunpowder and all of the fireworks are handmade by the festival participants.

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