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Summer is fireworks season. For centuries, Japanese have been fascinated by this spectacle of lights called “hanabi,” which literally means “fire flowers.”

These days, hundreds of fireworks festivals, both large and small, take place across the country every summer and thousands of spectators come to observe the magical art of lights that brighten the evening skies.

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