Friday, August 15, 2008

Kamakura Hanabi Taikai

It's summer and the smell of gunpowder hangs heavy in the air...just about every night there is a fireworks display somewhere, and last Monday was Kamakura's turn.

Apparently the Japanese tradition of fireworks displays is just for entertaintment purposes with no more specific significance (unlike the UK). But there are worse ways of spending a summer evening than sitting on a beach watching the display...especially as this year was fine and clear, with a gentle breeze clearing the smoke (towards the far end of the beach). Last time we went, a few years ago, the rockets all disappeared into the smoggy cloud. Often we are up in the mountains at this time of year, which is the best place to be now it is hot and sweaty every day.

Not a very exciting video but here it is. I really just wanted an excuse to play with the new iMovie application.

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