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’.
‘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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