Tokyobling's Blog

Tetzutsu Hanabi – Yasukuni Shrine

Posted in Japanese Traditions, Places by tokyobling on October 6, 2015

Last weekend was the stylish (and quite tiny) Miraitoterasu festival at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine and on both the Friday that saw the torrential rains and the mild Sunday there was a display of Tetzutsu Hanabi, handheld fireworks. I wrote a little on the history and art of Tetzutsu fireworks in this blog, so please have look! The Yasukuni event had I think 100 bundles, quite large. One person waited to pick it up while the other one lit it. After a good fire had started it would be picked up and pointed to the sky before going out in a big bang and a final burst of fire directed downwards. Few festivals are as colorful, loud and smelly as this one!






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  1. Jonelle Patrick said, on October 6, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    OMG, who knew? I’ve never heard of this, but it’s now on my MUST SEE list. Is it always the first weekend in October?

    Thank you for once again winkling out something few people know about, and making us want to see it for ourselves with your always-gorgeous photos!


  2. lexydiaries said, on October 15, 2015 at 12:25 am

    This is amazing! makes me mis japan even more!


  3. rudyhou said, on November 2, 2015 at 6:42 am

    that looks dangerous.


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