As I introduced in our previous blogs,
“Fireworks / The Highlights of the Japanese Summer part-1~5”
that the firework has a long history, and there are always experienced and skillfull pryotechnicians risking their lives to set off the amazing fireworks. There are also many staff putting so much time and effort to make the breathtaking fireworks displays happen.
I would like to review our previous blogs about Japanese fireworks.
Although it’s hard to say when the Mikuni fireworks display first started, it was already established in 1932. The Mikuni fireworks display has a long history that it is now known as one of the biggest and greatest fireworks displays in Hokuriku region (Fukui, Ishikawa and Toyama Prefectures). Moreover, Mikuni fireworks display’s pyrotechnicians had set off the fireworks successfully in Nagano Olympics in 1998. These pyrotechnicians belong to
in Nagano Prefecture.
People shout “Tamaya” and/or “Kagiya” at fireworks in Japan, and they are the family names of two of Japan’s most famous historical pyrotechnicians who played important role in the development of fireworks in Japan during the Edo Period (1603-1867).
Where were the fireworks started?
Although it’s hard to say where fireworks first started, it is said that the origin of the fireworks was started from China. People used to use it as a signal fire on the Great Wall of China in the period of the first emperor in China, Qin Shi Huang (259-210B.C).
And in Japan, it was started becoming familiar and popular in Edo Period (1603-1867) by the two great pyrotechnicians, “Tamaya” and “Kagiya”.
Can you see fireworks from where you live?
Next time when you have an opportunity to see ones, enjoy watching them remembering our previous blogs,
Fireworks / The Highlights of the Japanese Summer
Fireworks / The Highlights of the Japanese Summer part-2 / Mikuni Fireworks Display
Fireworks / The Highlights of the Japanese Summer part-3 / Pyrotechnicians
Fireworks / The Highlights of the Japanese Summer part-4 / Shout!!
Fireworks / The Highlights of the Japanese Summer part-5 / Origin of Fireworks
I would like to share the video of “1tsubame”, “2016[4K]Revival Prayer fireworks[Phoenix]Nagaoka Fireworks festival”. Please enjoy!