Tsuchiura fireworks and other pictures
Long, long ago (October 4th) in a city far far away (Tsuchiura) there was a fireworks festival. This one is a bit different from the other summer fireworks you can see around Tokyo, as it is a place where fireworks makers meet and demonstrate their newest and most creative arrows.
The huge arrows are one at a time and are introduced with the name of the maker and a number. Most of them have something happening while they go up (such as multiple small pre-explosions) before the actual bang comes.
[HDR] When my friends from The Netherlands visited I took them (among other places) to Shinjuku, where I also took some pictures.
[HDR] The view from my city hall (Bunkyo Civic Center) is generally very nice, but mostly you can't see Mt. Fuji from Tokyo. The last week of December it was really clear, so I decided to give it a try and took all my camera stuff to there. I had heard long before that Mt. Fuji would be visible just inbetween the skyscrapers of Shinjuku, which should give a nice picture. (There was always a huge print of such a picture at Shinjuku station west exit, I'm not sure if it is still there...)
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