I have to admit, I was a little let down with a previous fireworks display I attended the month before so I was trying not to expect too much from this one.
When it started, it was a bit slow and I thought to myself "I knew it." It even stopped for a bit and I actually thought it was over! Then, a single stream of shimmer shot up straight into the dark black sky. It was going so high the guy in back of me was saying out loud "Yabai! Yabai! Takai! Takai!" ("oh man! it's high! it's high!). I realized myself that it was indeed going pretty high so I whipped out my camera and was able to capture on video one of the LARGEST firework I've ever seen in my life. I had to back up, pretty much lying on my back to try and get it on camera.
There were even different shapes and characters that could be seen like, Doraemon, Hello Kitty, fish, flowers, stars, hearts, happy faces, planets, fruits and more.
It was such a great experience. If you're ever in the area during the beginning of August, this is a MUST! It's also a good excuse to wear a cute summer yukata <3
GO EARLY! We left Kyoto around 4:00pm and got there around 4:30pm. The fireworks didn't start till around 7:00pm. You need the extra time to make sure you find a seat!
When it's over, wait a bit. Hang out, chill. Everyone is rushing to get home so if you started heading towards the station anyway, you'd end up standing for maybe an hour within the masses.
|me once again in my yukata! |
i know i'm not wearing the traditional sandals :P
|waiting... (please don't mind how tired i look =__=)|
|do you recognize the shape? flowers!|
|during the finale!!!!|
|Bumped into some of our other friends on the way home!|
see Kyoto Tower in the background?
The video I made! A quick one minute video of the best clips I happened to take!
The first clip was the particular firework that blew me away!