History of fireworks goes back in Edo period. In 1732, Japan was suffered from famine, and also plague spread throughout the country. So the Shogun at that time decided to hold a water Shinto ritual to heal the souls of victims. Some restaurants were allowed to launch fireworks at that time, and this is the beginning of fireworks in Japan. Now Japanese people feel that they must watch fireworks in summer.
This year, we can watch the fireworks with Skytree!
Please enjoy fireworks festivals if you come to Japan in summer. We have lots of festivals all over in Japan, especially on the weekends in July and August.