Toyohashi Gion Festival (Toyokawa Hanabi)

Yesterday, we, 20 or so lucky Gikadai international students and families are invited to watch a spectacular view along Toyokawa (or Toyogawa) river. Actually kawa or gawa means river. But It doesn’t matter. It was a fireworks festival (hanabi)!

We come in a group, led by a volunteer. I forgot his name (sorry). He patiently waits for us walks slowly along the city.

Walk to Hanabi

We arrive at the river banks. Surprisingly, thousands of people already park themselves, maybe since noon.


The show itself is breathtaking. The amount of fireworks, the colors, the sizes, are astounding. Everyone are always looking at the sky, waiting for the next beauty to appears. I just notice this yesterday, but the beauty of fireworks, not only in its color and shape, but also in the surprise. You never know what kinds of fireworks will be shown next. Not until they explode in glitter of lights.

Please enjoy the slide show.

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Here is my favorite,

Toyokawa Hanabi

I also made a video.

If you come to Japan during summer (July or August) don’t forget to look for a Hanabi festival. You won’t regret it πŸ˜€ .



  1. Posted Juli 18, 2011 at 10:33 am | Permalink | Balas

    Fireworks… beautiful… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  2. Posted Juli 19, 2011 at 2:58 am | Permalink | Balas

    i know you would like it and take great pictures πŸ˜‰
    too bad i missed this second chance..

  3. kokom
    Posted Juli 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Permalink | Balas

    wuaaaaa akhirnya liat jg. itu yg slide show dari hasi foto jg? biutiful

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