Simultaneous Fireworks Displays all over Japan in hopes for end to COVID-1９
Cheer up! HANABI project
The spread of COVID-19 has led to the cancellation or postponement of many fireworks display events.
We wondered if there will be something that we could do as pyrotechnicians.
Tracing back to the history, fireworks display in Ryogoku(1733) was the first and oldest fireworks event in Japan. In 1732, the year before, innumerous people died of severe starvation as a consequence of the nationwide famine, after that the nation suffered from the outbreak of cholera. It was Yoshimune TOKUGAWA, the 8th shogun of the Edo feudal government, decided to launch the fireworks displays as a memorial to the souls of the departed and to pray for the eradication of the disease.
Since then people used to launch fireworks display in hopes of repelling pestilence and praying for repose of souls and reconstruction after the disaster.
The purpose of Cheer up! HANABI project is to mobilize our creative power and resources as pyrotechnicians to cheer people up by our fireworks. This could be the most inspiring project in our industry, because simultaneous fireworks displays will light up the night sky in all 47 prefectures of Japan for the first time.
This is SURPRISE fireworks display.We share the following points as agreements;
No live audience
No prior announcements
FIREWORKS ＆ HANABI
Fireworks displays are used to mark so many important occasions the world over.
They fascinate the spectator with vivid and colorful lights and its sound reverberates through everyone’s heart and body. Fireworks displays are loved as entertainment by people all over the world.
We embrace the fireworks but not just as entertainment. It’s a part of Japanese culture - HANABI.
People smile, but sometimes find solace or weep quietly.
Because HANABI is also held on the occasion of repose of souls and reconstruction after the disaster, therefore HANABI evokes various emotions of the people.
We’d like to introduce our culture to the world and cheer people up by Cheer up! HANABI.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has created a global crisis that has had a deep impact on the way we perceive our world and our everyday lives. Our industry, like others, is experiencing the disruptive impact, nevertheless we built a strong network to accomplish this project.
We believe this HANABI unites us all even stronger and inspire people to create a brighter future.
All pyrotechnicians supporting Cheer up! HANABI launch fireworks displays at the same time, on the same date, in all Japan for people all over the world in hopes for end to COVID-19 and a brighter future.
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