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Hi, everyone! It's Risa. Today I'm here in Hachioji to see Hachioji fireworks festival!
You might see fireworks on new year's day or some special events, but in Japan, in the summertime, you see fireworks almost every weekend!
Hachioji fireworks festival is one of the festivals which is held in Tokyo. Last year, 80 thousand people came to see fireworks!
Bam! Bam!
あ、虫。 (A, mushi.)
Kanji for 花火 (hanabi) literally means "fire flower".
Hana means "flower"
Bi means "fire"
And paired together, hanabi "fire flower".
Let's see "fire flower" tonight in Hachioji!
むっちゃきれい。 (Muccha kirei.)
きれい。 (Kirei.)
I've never seen fireworks this close! It's beautiful!
きれい。 (Kirei.)
うわぁ、来た、きれい。 (Uwā, kita, kirei.)
すごい。 (Sugoi.)
花火落ちてきそう、こっち。 (Hanabi ochite kisō, kocchi.)
花火落ちてきそうだった。 (Hanabi ochite kisō datta.)
暗くなればなるほどすごい花火が鮮やかに見えますね。 (Kuraku nareba naru hodo sugoi hanabi ga azayaka ni miemasu ne.)
ちょうどその棒があって見えないね。 (Chōdo sono bō ga atte mienai ne.)
でもほんとめっちゃ近いんだけど、花火が。 (Demo honto meccha chikain dakedo, hanabi ga.)
If you've never been to a fireworks festival, I'll give you some tips.
One, fireworks festival can get really crowded, so if you want to have a good view, you better come early and get your space and wait.
Two, you'll probably want to sit on the ground, so don't forget to bring this, ground sheet.
見えない (mienai).
Three, you better go to the bathroom beforehand. Usually, at the fireworks festival, you have to wait in a long line, long queue, for the toilet.
So it's better to go beforehand.
I did!
Four, it'd be a good idea to wait, not going home right after the fireworks finish, because it's going to be really crowded, especially on the train. You'd be like a piece of bread.
So, wait for 30 minutes, 1 hour, why not!
熱い熱い。 (Atsui atsui.)
めっちゃきれい、うわぁ、すごい。 (Meccha kirei, uwā, sugoi.)
So, thanks for all the company sponsors, they can do fireworks, so she's been calling out the sponsors names.
It's worth seeing, it's beautiful.
きれい。 (Kirei.)
Kirei.
花火見てたら蝉の…蝉の羽化する前の虫が来ました。 (Hanabi mitetara semi no... semi no uka suru mae no mushi ga kimashita.)
花火見てたらメグの服に蝉が付いてました。 (Hanabi mitetara megu no fuku ni semi ga tsuite mashita.)
すごい!(Sugoi!)
After the fireworks.
今日、花火大会で今まででこんなに長く待ったことないぐらい、2時に来て、いろいろご飯とか回ったりして。
(Kyō, hanabi taikai de ima made de konna ni nagaku matta koto nai gurai, ni-ji ni kite, iroiro go-han toka mawattari shite.)
で、ここのスタジアムに入ったのが大体4時ごろだったんですけど、花火が始まるのが7時なので
(De, koko no sutajiamu ni haitta no ga daitai yo-ji goro dattandesu kedo, hanabi ga hajimaru no ga shichi-ji nanode,)
3時間ぐらいずっと待ってたんですけど、すっごいきれいな花火が見れたので、いい経験になりました。
(san-jikan gurai zutto matteta ndesukedo, suggoi kireina hanabi ga miretanode, ii keiken ni narimashita.)
The fireworks just finished, and...
みんな片付けてます。 (Minna katazukete masu.)
Here's today's keywords.
花火 (hanabi) "firework"
花火大会 (hanabi taikai) "firework festival"
浴衣 (yukata) "yukata"
綺麗 (kirei) "beautiful"
夏 (natsu) "summer"
レジャーシート (rejāshīto)"ground sheet"
人混み (hitogomi)"crowd of people"
場所取り (bashotori)"saving the spot"
Now, do you want to come to Japan and enjoy firework?
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Bye-bye!

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August 25th, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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Have you ever seen a firework in Japan?

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May 17th, 2018 at 8:10 pm
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Hi ahaad saif,

Thank you for the comment!


Yes, hanabi is amazing!

You'll see a lot of cicadas in summer in Japan😅


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ahaad saif
May 12th, 2018 at 7:03 pm
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oh my god , that was unbelievable ,

it is so beutiful, but that baby insect scared me.

are there much of insects inthere

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April 20th, 2018 at 6:17 am
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Hi Mina,


Thank you very much for the nice comment! Risa is a great host of these Japanese culture video, isn't she?


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Mina
April 12th, 2018 at 11:49 am
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This is a stunning video - kirei hanabi! And Risa is the best! Thank you!

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Hi René,

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We hope you will visit Japan and watch fireworks someday?


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René
August 25th, 2017 at 8:35 pm
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Simply beautiful :)