Firework Fridays 2017.02

Let’s continue Firework Friday with more pictures from the Gamagori Firework Display.

That day, we arrived at the station around 10:30 am. A coworker, the person who organized this outing, lives in Gamagori, while the rest of us live along the Tokaido Line. 

We made sure to reserve our spot early by putting down tarps, weighed down with plastic water bottles filled with tap water and an insane amount of duct tape. 

Firework Fridays 2017.01

Firework Fridays are an annual event on this blog which started a couple of years ago. 

My friends and I go to a fireworks show, I take a ton of pictures, and the best pictures get displayed here. 

This year we have a selection from Gamagori’s famous display at the end of July.

Firework Friday (pt4)


So, this is the last Firework Friday for 2013. It’s been a lot of fun doing a series like this and I’ve been thinking about what else I can do a series about. Maybe Monochromatic Mondays? We’ll see…


As for the topic of fireworks, there isn’t much left to say it seems. The fall is coming up soon and we are just one step away from September. I wonder if we’ll have an Indian Summer (a prolonged summer heat usually continuing into mid-September) this year.


So so, instead of the dazzling colors of fireworks and summer, we will have the changing colors of autumn leaves. But before that, have one last ka-boom!


Firework Friday (pt3)


I’ve been thinking about what else I can say about fireworks.

For a lack of something else, I’ve decided to rank my favorite fireworks in terms of color. This little list starts with my favorite colors and ends with my least favorite. Feel free to tell me if I’ve missed a color, alright? I’ve also included a little comment as to why.


Renmi’s List of the Best Firework Colors

Blue— I think this one is just so beautiful against a night sky. I know it’s the rarest and most expensive (or so I’m told) so I understand why it isn’t used as much as other colors.
Purple— Like blue, this one contrasts with a night sky really well. Again, purple, I hear, is rare so that makes it all the more special when I see it being used.
Gold— The standard firework color. Simple but classy! I would prefer to see more gold fireworks in a show than to see red or green ones thrown in for the color.
Red— It’s nice, I guess. Maybe I’m just so used to seeing them I can’t see them as being anything special. Still better than green though.
Green— I absolutely hate green fireworks, which is funny since I love the color green. Besides gold, these are the ones I’ve come across most of the times I’ve seen fireworks. But to me, the color’s always looked washed out or something. Not a fan by any means…


Do you see what I mean? Green looks kind of faded.

But I digress…

Next week will be the last of in the Firework Friday series (at least this year) but maybe I’ll do it again next summer? Let me know what you think.


Fireworks Friday (pt2)


It’s Friday again, which means more fireworks.

These too were taken during the Fourth of July, using my phone, who I have nicknamed Nex-tan (can you guess what kind it is by the name alone?) and then screen captured in VLC player.


What can I tell you about fireworks, that I haven’t already said during my last F-Friday post? Well, ┬áthis is just personal opinion mind you, I think there should me more fireworks shows during the year for one. While I know they are pretty expensive, they are a great way to enhance a celebration. To my knowledge, I know of only two times a year that fireworks are used in the United States; the Fourth of July and New Years Eve. Think how brilliant it would be for there to me fireworks around, say, Christmas in Manhattan? Or just during the summer (maybe payed for by a few companies, with a bit of advertising thrown in?– I know I wouldn’t mind!)


I’m just saying it would be kind of cool.

Also, I wouldn’t mind lesser-grade (sparklers and the like) fireworks being removed from New York’s banned items list. That would be nice too.


Fireworks Friday (pt1)


Every Friday, for the rest of the month, I will be posting some of the pictures I took during this summer’s fireworks. Having just gotten my computer and phone to sync (my phone is much newer than my pc) I am finally able to take some still frames from the videos I took last month.


These were filmed during White Plain’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show. The majority of these were captured towards the end of night, once the sky got significantly dark enough.


During that particular show, it rained several times and was pretty muggy, so towards the end there were a lot of sulfur clouds hanging around (as you will probably  see more so in some of the later photos.)


I have to admit that I was rather impressed with this year’s show, both in terms of sheer number of blasts and the colorfulness of the display.