A spherical explosion of coloured stars with a short burn time, followed by crackling.
Similar to the chrysanthemum but the flame trails extinguish gradually, creating a willow tree-like effect.
Emits a high-pitched sound while twirling in random directions for a truly attention-grabbing display.
Thousand Wheel・ 千輪
An explosion comprising many small spherical fireworks bursting into a collage of colours and hues.
UFO / Saturn・ 土星
A combination of hanabi that form the shape of planet Saturn before slowly dissipating.
A combination of fireworks that form a smiley face - always a great hit with children!
Long, flowing, brilliantly illuminated fireworks that resemble the Niagara Falls in America.
A continuous firing of hanabi in a collage of shapes and colours to create patterns.
Have you read the other articles in this series?
The Matsuri Manual : Festival Style Guide
The Matsuri Manual : Festival Food Guide
The Matsuri Manual : Matsuri Games