-･- From My Everyday Life to Japanese Culture -･- Why don't you see the real Japan, not the typical foreigners' version.
It’s called senkou-hanabi (線香花火, sparkling fireworks).
The small toy fireworks literally mean incense fireworks because they look like Japanese style incense sticks.
My friend gave them to me and suggested that I use that in my blog article more than a month ago, but I wasn’t in no mood for sparkling fireworks because the hot humid weather continued.
I think the sparking firework with transient beauty is a match for the end-of-summer evening.
It's (murderously) hot during the day, but I feel the end of summer approaches.
It’s cooler in the late evening than it was last week, and I didn’t turn on the air conditioner at night during the past 3 days.
So, I set off and shot the fireworks yesterday. Without a tripod and cable release, the photos are not so good.
According to a fireworks wholesaler’ HP, the state of the firework, from firing to finish, is divided into four phases, and each phase has a charming name.
First phase (the left picture)
Botan (牡丹, a tree peony flower) A small fireball grows.
Second phase (the picture above)
Matsuba (松葉, pine needles) The fireball sparks.
Third phase (the center picture)
Yanagi(柳, a willow branch) The sparks abate.
Fourth phase (the right picture)
Chiri-giku (散り菊, a falling chrysanthemum flower) It’s just before the end of it.