Port city Yokohama holds a few fireworks festivals each year. But the most gorgeous and lively one takes place near Rinko Park in mid summer. In it, Japan’s top fireworks artists show off their latest masterpieces. And on that night, young girls usually dress up and show off their lovely yukata (summer kimono)…and that is another attraction! A lot of food stalls line the streets, restaurants sell special take-out food boxes to bring to the fireworks, and ice-cold cans of beer are sold everywhere. An index of this series is here.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。