2014 Sumidagawa Fireworks

Each year I head out to the Sumidagawa Fireworks to start the fireworks season.  Technically, the Adachiku fireworks festival is a week before the Sumidagwa one, but I never go to that fireworks show.  I always go to the Sumidagawa because I just go to the park next to my apartment and enjoy some fireworks with the Saviour and Sox.

Waiting for the Sumidagawa Fireworks

Waiting for the Sumidagawa Fireworks

Last year, it rained so much that we had to run back home after 10 minutes of fireworks.  This year we had no such problems but we were inundated with mosquitoes.  I definitely lost the battle with a good 5 big bites on my feet.  I have to remember to bring the Katori Senko (1) next time.

2014 Sumidagawa Fireworks

2014 Sumidagawa Fireworks

This year, I took up shop in an area that is not the best place to watch the fireworks.  It was a quiet place which is why I set up shop there.  It was near a swimming pool for kids and it had a nice area to just sit down but the view is extremely limited.  Of course I had gotten some food before the event and had a couple beers to enjoy during the fireworks.  While the fireworks were not as spectacular this year, probably due to the position of the fireworks, it was still fun as always.

2014 Sumidagawa Fireworks

2014 Sumidagawa Fireworks

Sox enjoyed the fireworks too, although I’m sure he enjoyed the food more than the fireworks.  It can be a pain to get him to watch the fireworks, or to just sit still.  Either way, he was still loved.

2014 Sumidagawa Fireworks with Sox

2014 Sumidagawa Fireworks with Sox

Now without further delay, enjoy the show!

1:  Katori Senko is a famous brand of mosquito coils in Japan.  They are incense sticks in a coil form that are burnt to keep the mosquitoes away.