City, Japan, Travel, Yokohama

Summer festival at Yokohama, Japan

“ Robed in traditional kimonos and carrying a paper cut umbrella with flat wooden slippers, the cheerful faces gather around the harbour with their enormous picnic baskets and highly equipped cameras. This half an hour event of continuous fireworks is greeted with thunderous claps and spontaneous cheers from locals and visitors alike. The fireworks were a much needed respite from the most recent flooding that took away so many lives in Southern Japan. ”