The Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Display is a famous fireworks display in the Kansai region. It was first held in 1989 and has been held annually since then with support from individuals and corporations.
In its 18th year in 2006, its name was changed from the Heisei Yodogawa Fireworks Display to the Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks display. Heisei is the current era name for the emperor, and Naniwa means Osaka, and since the festival is mainly organised by volunteers, at that point it became known as the locals’ home made fireworks display.
This year, the 24th Annual Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Display took place on August 4th. Here is a 10 minute video of the breath taking sight of the amazing finale of the event, which is the highlight of the display. I hope that you enjoy it!
Translated by Sayaka Brooker