‘Tezutsu Hanabi’, Spectacular Japanese Fireworks

Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki captures the spectacle of these Japanese fireworks named 'tezutsu hanabi', which are made by hand from bamboo.

04.09.2018

©Hidenobu Suzuki

These Japanese fireworks, named tezutsu hanabi, are one of the country’s oldest traditions. It all began in the city of Toyohashi in Aichi prefecture, central Japan, 400 years ago. These fireworks, which served as a means of communication in wartime, their flames reaching up to 20 metres in height, are made by hand from bamboo. The lit cylinders are held by men for the duration of the ceremony. This perilous spectacle was captured by Japanese photographer Hidenobu Suzuki. His photographs mainly show men standing surrounded by flames, under a shower of sparks.

©Hidenobu Suzuki

©Hidenobu Suzuki

©Hidenobu Suzuki

©Hidenobu Suzuki