Summer is here! Which means it's fireworks festival season in Japan!
There are countless fireworks festivals (hanabi taikai) all over Japan during the summer. The Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Festival in Shiga Prefecture is one of the largest and most spectacular--with over 10,000 fireworks, lights and fountains against the incredible backdrop of Lake Biwa.
The fireworks festival will take place this year on August 8th from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (if weather permits; if not, it will be postponed until August 11th) at the Otsu Port. For more information, visit: http://en.biwako-visitors.jp/event/detail/27
📷: Feature photo by @ryostory1124