Fireworks have a long history in Japan and are an integral part of many summer festivals. The Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival in Tokyo dates back to the Edo period and is one of Japan’s most famous firework displays. Every last Saturday in July, colorful fireworks are launched from both sides of the Sumida River. The spectacle
Or: Taking the Plunge
Pity is an unknown concept to the tiny old lady. Even though we are towering over her, we are at her mercy. “Undress”, she repeats. At least that’s what we’re guessing her words mean, since our Japanese abilities don’t go beyond “arigatou”, “konnichiwa” and “sumimasen” at this point.