Photographer's Note

A colourful float, on a van carrying part of the procession through the streets of Nagasaki. The street was temporarily closed to all other traffic, including the passenger trams or streetcars ((路面電車 rosen densha)), which meant I either had to walk a few stops, or take a prohibitively expensive taxi. This shot was the compensation for the walk. The street is littered with the remains of firecrackers. I will try to research the event depicted here, & amend the note if I find anything. The waves on the banner are stylised tsunami patterns.

Couldn't find any specific inf, but found this:

"Hanabi Taikai" (fireworks):

"Summer firework displays (hanabi taikai) are also held in various places in and around Kitakyushu in July and August. Usually at least 3,000 fireworks are let off.

The biggest one with no less than 13,000 fireworks(!) is the Kanmon Straits display between Kitakyushu and Shimonoseki (August 13 in 2005). Be prepared for big crowds, especially on the trains to and from Kokura to Moji-ko."

Source: 'Wikitravel'

'Lotteria' is a fast food chain (akin to 'McDonalds'), which also has hundreds of branches in Korea.

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