July 21, 2003

花火 Hanabi

The characters for hanabi mean Flower Fire. Always thought that was nice.Tonight's show was just amazing.Saw a smiley face, a cat face (last pic), something that looked like a double helix, saw one that exploded into 5 colors that then turned into a 100 rotating sqiggley pig tails, and felt the booms so loud that I think I felt the sound waves travel through my body. Every year we are treated to more fantastic magic.I cant help but feel that if there were hanabi Olympics,Japan would win!

Posted by Mie at July 21, 2003 12:40 AM | TrackBack

Cool pics and vids! Nothing like a good fireworks show.

But I bet the Chinese would be contenders in the Flower Fire Olympics, since they invented the stuff.

Posted by: Dav at July 21, 2003 03:55 PM

Hmmm. We should go on a global fireworks tour to experience and rate fireworks. I've been wanting to visit China anyway, so it'd be perfect!

Posted by: Mie at July 21, 2003 06:16 PM

In Vancouver, we have the "Symphony of Fire" every year, where there is a competition between three countries. I recall Spain, France, Portugal, Canada (of course), Italy, and China competing in past years. I always thought that it was good, but as you say, the fireworks I saw in Japan were superior. I'm not sure why Japan doesn't come to Vancouver to compete.

Posted by: Shaun at July 21, 2003 09:37 PM
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