- published: 31 Jan 2016
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Part of a longer sunday morning bike ride around my neighbourhood here in Itabashi, Tokyo. It seemed as if every traffic signal turned red just as I approached. I felt as if I was going to hit by a badly driven car or truck at any moment... so, quite exciting and life enhancing... (Filmed on a GoPro Hero, that's the cheap one)
I am a student sub-leasing a room from a condo owner. The larger (empty) room will be the room he is going to live in but in the mean time I have the entire place to myself.
Itabashi (板橋区) is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. In English, it calls itself Itabashi City. Itabashi has sister-city relations with Burlington, Ontario in Canada; Shijingshan District in Beijing, People's Republic of China; and Bologna in Italy.
Japanese people have always loved fireworks as a summer tradition. Although there are fireworks displays throughout the world, Japanese fireworks displays strongly reflect traditional Japanese culture. In Japan, fireworks have evolved to become "flower arrangements" using fire. The creation of fireworks is to arrange flowers, so to speak. The timing in which they are launched displays the craftsmanship behind them, making the fire flowers bloom in perfect intervals.
Drummers doing a camera 'service' for me!