Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sumida River Hanabi 2016 or Sensō-ji's Kaminarimon

In July 2016, my sister and I attempted to see the Sumida River Hanabi (Fireworks). We left a little late from the house and didn't arrive at Asakusa Station until the fireworks were starting. As expected, the crowds were large and it was impossible for those arriving late to get to the riverside to see the Hanabi. Oh well, we did make it to the Kaminarimon ("Thunder Gate"), and had a wander through crowded streets trying to find a good position. We caught glimpses of the fireworks through the builds and in reflections in glass windows. However, in the end we mostly enjoyed seeing all the revelers dressed in their summer yukata.

Nikon D600 with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S IF SWM @ 16 mm, f5.6, ISO 400, 1/6 sec.

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