Fireworks in Japan
Summer is the season for fireworks in Japan and one of the things that Japan is known for. Its had a long tradition and its an art form with many "hanabi" festivals going on throughout Japan. I managed to catch one that had 1500 fireworks that lasted for about an hour. Not before getting to the area from the afternoon to secure a spot. What impressed me was the coordination and timing, that they managed to choreograph the fireworks to explode in time with the beat or a certain verse of the music. Very different from some of the diarrhea of colors and explosions that you see in some fireworks shows outside of Japan. If you are in Japan during the summer season, this is one thing that you do not want to miss.