Every year in Japan, spring’s cherry blossoms burst into summer's colorful flames known as “hanabi taikai,” which partially translates to “flowers of fire.” The 200 fireworks shows are part of an annual tradition dating back to the 18th century. Pyrotechnics across the country compete to create the best spectacle, lighting up the nighttime skies with utter beauty.
Luckily, 25-year-old photographer Keisuke attended several of these events this past summer and captured some of the most spectacular shots around. His extraordinary photos encapsulate the energy, joy, and visual delight of fireworks. The sparkling scene is set within each frame as bouquets of light burst in the air.
If you want to see more of Keisuke’s photos, check out his Instagram.
Each year, Japan puts on a spectacular fireworks festival.
Luckily, photographer Keisuke was there to capture the show-stopping display this summer.
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All images via Keisuke.
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