- Enjoy the summer with your friends and family with handheld fireworks.
- Hold it carefully as to not extinguish it until it’s finished.
- Senko Hanabi is available at convenience stores!
Enjoy the summer with your friends and family with handheld fireworks.
There are many fireworks festivals throughout Japan, but did you know you can enjoy fireworks at home too? During summer you can find such handheld fireworks everywhere! My friends and family and I used to play with sparklers during the summer quite often.
Of all the many kinds of fireworks, I recommend senko hanabi, or sparklers.
Senko hanabi is very quiet, but a bit fragile, so it can easily be extinguished by the wind.
Many other fireworks burn very brightly with ever-changing colors.
Hold it carefully as to not extinguish it until it’s finished.
The moment you light it, the ball sparkles, growing bigger and bigger. At the very end, it sparks fiercely and dies out like a wind blown willow. The challenge is to hold the sparkling ball until it’s finished. If you drop it while its burning, Japanese people feel a bit sad.
Senko Hanabi is available at convenience stores!
During summer, you can get them at convenience stores, so please enjoy them in a safe place. Don’t forget to bring a bucket of water with you and read the instructions carefully. I think I’ll enjoy them again with my friends this year!