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Japan’s ‘Firework’s Festival’ Proves Their Fireworks Game is on a Whole New Level

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    Firework displays are enjoyed at major gatherings and events such as an annual celebration in Japan called Hanabi Taikai, which means Fireworks Festival.

    The annual Akagawa Fireworks Festival, which was held in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture on Aug. 18, saw thousands of spectators flock into the city to watch the jaw-dropping pyrotechnics that lit up the dark summer sky.

    One noteworthy fireworks display featured at the festival was made possible by manufacturer Marugo from Yamanashi Prefecture.

    The company managed to attract thousands of new fans thanks to its specialty luminescence-style fireworks, or jikansa hakkou shiki hanabi in Japanese, according to SoraNews24.

    Meanwhile, netizens were amazed by Marugo’s fireworks display:

    “It looks like they have LEDs inside them.”

    “I went to the Akagawa Fireworks Festival a few years back, but I didn’t see these then…going to have to make a point of going next time!”

    “It’s like there was an update for fireworks.”

    “You can also see them at the Shinmei Fireworks Festival in Nagano, where Marugo is based.”

    Another spectacle worth mentioning is the fireworks from Tamuraenka, a manufacturer from Chino, Nagano Prefecture, whose “Moving Star” shows the shape of a star in the middle.

    Here’s the full grand finale performance:

    Check out some of the beautiful photos from the fireworks festival taken by Japanese photographer Ryoko Fujimoto:

    Featured Image via Instagram / cafeo0oryo

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