Do you enjoy fireworks, colorful spectacles in the night sky announcing or closing some extraordinary events? I think there are very few of you out there whose answer to this question is – No.
In Japan, every summer, there are over 200 firework festivals held all over the country. If you happen to travel in this area during July and August this Japanese tradition dated back to the 18th century is one you just can’t miss. So, if you are a true fan of fireworks, you could go from one to another festival until you feel dizzy and all colors blend into one mesmerizing image. Every year there are more than 200 such festivals all across Japan which are called by the locals ” Hanabi Taikai “. The main event at these shows are the stunning fireworks that usually compete with one another to see who can light up the sky the most and create the most beautiful bang.
It just so happened that Japanese photographer Keisuke had the great idea this summer to capture these events. He tracked several festivals of this kind across the country capturing the beauty of the night skies painted over with exploding colors of a great range. The results are these dazzling fireworks photos that you can enjoy right below. Keisuke is only 25-years-old but has already earned a number of awards for his landscape photography.
More photos and info: Keisuke’s Instagram page