In Japan, fireworks [花火(hanabi)] is a popular summer event from old days.
In particular, as of almost every night in July and August, fireworks display
will be held in various parts of Japan.
Usually, the fireworks display is performed in summer, but it is held on
the middle of autumn evening in Enoshima.
In this Fujisawa-Enoshima Hanabi Taikai [藤沢江の島花火大会] fireworks display event,
3,000 fireworks are set off within 45 minutes from 18:00 at Katase Nishihama Beach
You can see it at the beach and around for free.
Of course it is possible to see from other place such as Koshigoe, Inamuragasaki,
Shichirigahama and inside of Enoshima.
If you plan to come and see this fireworks display event, You'd better
to arrive at any station in Enoshima area before 17:00. Because the audiences
increase rapidly for these several years, it is take a long time to transfer
or wait for a train in Fujisawa and Kamakura Station.
And as a part of crowd control, traffic and road around the island is regulated
several hours before and after the event. So it is hard to go to the island
in the afternoon of the day.
Do you Know how many types of fireworks?
In Japan, there is the form of 8 types of basic fireworks.
Kiku is one of the typical and basic type of Japanese fireworks.
The characteristic of Kiku that a ray of the light spreads in a circle and a color changes.
Botan is another one of the typical and basic type of Japanese fireworks.
As for the difference with Kiku, a ray of light does not spread and it's
color does not change too.
Star Mine [スターマイン]
The Star Mine set off many fireworks in a short time and it is very popular
because of colorful and brilliant.
Kowari is plural small fireworks are in the big fireworks. Depending on
small fireworks to put inside, it is able to various presentation.
Yanagi is the state that a ray of light hangs down for long resembles a
The large sized Yanagi type fireworks is specially called as Oyanagi.
In case of Enoshima, it is set off the last of the display. As for the
altitude of the fireworks is more than 700 meters high, the diameter reaches
nearly 500 meters.
This type of fireworks has various form, not to be particular about a traditional
circle form. In recent years, new form and shape of fireworks comes up
Yashi is a fireworks that the form like a palm tree, and it becomes very
colorful in recent years.
Here is the best place where just in front of the fireworks. A place to set off fireworks is in the sea of around 500 meters of offings of Enoshima Aquarium building.
At this place, you can enjoy the powerful scenes especially fireworks to
set off on the sea to side. But it is too near, you have to look up a little
during all the time of the display.
The port is located in little away to the east from the setting off point.
However, there is a embankment that facing to the west and it is a good
spot to see fireworks from the top of the embankment.
Though here is relatively close to Enoshima Island, but it is not so crowded
very much. Because so, you can see and enjoy the fireworks while be relaxed.
It is slightly far away from Enoshima Island, it is possible to see the
fireworks from Inamuragasaki, a popular viewing spot of sunset.
Here is an interesting place if you take photo of the fireworks, but we
do not recommend here if you want see it by your eye. Because it is too