It’s summer in Japan and everywhere is so hot and humid that some people especially the old ones ended up dying because of the heatwave. As someone who was born and raised in Malaysia throughout my life, I’d say that Japan is hotter. Yeah, Malaysia is hot but you don’t see people dying because of the heatwave, right? Not sure why people want to make it like some kind of competition.
Anymore my country is hotter/colder shit debate I’m out.
Anyway, when you talk about summer, you simply cannot miss out watching Hanabi aka fireworks.
I went to the
Sumidagawa 2018 Adachi Hanabi Taikai the last 2 weeks (after checking it with my friends turned out the one I went to is the Adachi one) #lameRasyalame and was surprised by the crowds. Kay, it’s weekend and fireworks festival has always been a thing in Japan but I definitely have underestimated how big the crowds would be.
My friends and I actually went there 3 hours before the fireworks show started but all the good spots were taken so we settled in a place right beside the bridge.
It’s cute seeing couples and beautiful ladies wearing yukata. I had fun playing ‘which yukata is the prettiest’ game. No one wins by the way because everyone looks gorgeous in their own style.
Didn’t manage to take beautiful photos #excuses because 1) the view from our spot is pretty bad 2) too lazy to adjust the camera setting and my position an 3) I’m just slightly better than noobies level when it comes to photography so what do you guys expect lol.
Tips to enjoy fireworks festival:
- Keep yourself hydrated.
- Toilets are overcrowded so better to settle your business before walking to the park. I learned this the hard way. LOL.
- Do yourself a favour by bringing a fan and handkerchief to keep yourself cool. The weather is no joke and a large number of people is not helping.