Get up to $50 off of Blurb photo books when you upgrade to Plus or Awesome. Upgrade now

This is the last image of my fireworks series this year. Thank you all for your support and comment to my serial works!

In Japan, many fireworks' festival are held in August. This is because Japanese August has a special period called O-bon, when dead ancestors come back to this world to meet us. Fireworks are launched for our dead ancestors and dead people to show our gratitude. Fireworks have some spiritual meaning in Japan.

While taking these fireworks pictures, I remembered many dead people. My family, my friend, especially, those who faced the big earthquake 3.11, 2011.

Dedicated to those who cannot see this fantastic fireworks.

Discover more inspiring photos like this one.

Download the FREE 500px app Open in app