Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today a lovely prompt. Japan has through the year more then 100.000 festivals in all different parts of the country. I couldn't at first belief that, but as I sought for information on our prompt for today I ran into a few wonderful websites about Japanese Festivals. They have such wonderful festivals, but for today's prompt, Hanabi (Fireworks), I will use one of the most famous Fireworks Festivals of Japan. This Fireworks Festival occurs in August. The name of this Festival is: Edogawa City Fireworks Festival and it is held on the historic Edo River that forms the border between Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture, this massively popular festival draws the most spectators of any in the Tokyo area with crowds on both sides of the river.
In our Western World we don't have such big Fireworks Festivals. In my country fireworks are only for festivities and New Years Eve. I live at the shore of a great lake and on the banks of that lake we have once a year a Symphonic Firework, it's awesome and a joy to watch it.
I found a wonderful video about fireworks with the music of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks. I love to share that video hereafter.
Really a joy to watch and listen to. As I sought for haiku on fireworks I found a nice one written by Issa:
on the banks of Edo-river -
colorful flowers of fire
the moon still in sight
Edo-river becomes a flowing rainbow -
a Nightingale's song
This prompt will stay on 'til June 25th 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our new episode, Gione (Gion Festival), later on today around 8.00 PM (CET). !! The linking widget for this episode will be open for submissions at 8.00 PM (CET) !!