Although it’s hard to say where fireworks first started,
it is said that the origin of fireworks were started from China.
People used to use it as a signal fire on the Great Wall of China for a means of
communication in the period of the first emperor in China, Qin Shi Huang (259-210B.C).
During that time, fireworks did not look how they do in the present time,
it was not for an entertainment purpose at all.
And it is said that the modern fireworks which make multihued and bright sparks were started
in Italy in the 14th century. According to records, fireworks were used to be put on floats
during Christian festivals and they made noise and sparks.
In Japan, the modern types of fireworks were started in Edo Period (1603-1868 CE)
it became popular around this time.
As I introduced in our previous blogs that there were two of famous pyrotechnicians
in the Edo Period, “Kagiya” and “Tamaya”, they played important role in the development of fireworks in Japan.
Now, we know that the origin of fireworks is from China.
I would like to share a video of “New China TV”,
“Chinese New Year Fireworks Show in New York City”. Please enjoy!
Please enjoy our previous blogs as well.