August 18, 2007
Jingu Gaien Fireworks
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For what may be the last big fireworks show we'll see this year, Sachi and I had an excellent view. The Tokyo Bay fireworks were occluded by some building in the way (the "Jama Towers"), and we just plain missed several others. But Thursday, they had one more show over the sports stadiums over in Jingu Gaien. This one did not have any big, high-altitude bursts that grace the ending of many shows, as it was over land, not water. Still, the location was in our direct line of sight, unobstructed, and relatively close. We got a nice show out of it, sitting on our balcony and eating dinner. Here are a few images:
Like I said, they were low-altitude, so they appeared in front of tall buildings behind them. This last image has a bit of an interesting effect: remember the last scene from the first Die Hard movie where the top of Nakatomi Tower blows up?
Posted by: Andy at August 18, 2007 06:45 AM