Happy 4th of July…from Japan

To all our readers in the USA, have a happy 4th of July with these Japanese fireworks…

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In case you were wondering, fireworks are legal in Japan, but …continues…

For more retro fireworks packaging from the USA, check out the great post by i-mockery.com: The Unappreciated Art of Firecracker Labels.

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7 thoughts on “Happy 4th of July…from Japan”

  1. ninja-firecrackers
    Firecrackers are legal in Japan but restricted very small noisemakers meant for children. Large “M-80s” are illegal but HUGE skyrockets weighing several kilos (a couple of lbs) can be purchased in any convenience store for 3,000yen (or $30+).

  2. Rainy season was over earlier than usual year in Tokyo. Hot summer begun. Since Tohoku big earthquake occurred, we have to save electricity. There is difference this summer. We can know forecast for electric consumption in town or on TV news. And we can predict everyday when a lot of electricity is used and we have to save. But it is too hot to use air conditioner. It must be so hard to spend summer for us. I realize again that electricity is necessary for us to live. Although we have had a lot of problems since big earthquake on 3.11, we can hear good sports news. Now women’s soccer world cup is held in Germany. Contract with men’s national team, Japanese women national team is not well-known among ordinary people. The games weren’t on air by public broadcasts. However, according to FIFA world ranking, Japanese national team is fourth. It is so strong. We call it “Nadeshiko Japan”. “Samurai Blue” is the nickname of men’s national team. Nadeshiko なでしこ means a name of flower, Dianthus. “Nadeshiko Japan” defeated German team at quarterfinal last week. We were so grad to hear about news. Next game is semifinal and opponent is Sweden team. If Nadeshiko Japan becomes No1, we will be happy and encouraged.

  3. The spiritual influence of fire is so powerful that only Japanese monks could own fireworks. Otherwise could people could would early be burned to die.

  4. Like, don’t yack so much, take a rest for a night tonight, tomorrow we investigate some kind of magma smegma.


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