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Umi no Hi

Today is Umi no Hi (海の日), or Marine Day, in Japan.  It’s a national holiday that celebrates the oceans and Japan’s maritime prosperity.  As we all know, Japan is an island country and relies on the oceans for much of its trade.  I live near Yokohama, which is famous for its port.  Yokohama has often had a celebration around Marine Day with fireworks, though that hasn’t always happened as planned.  In 2009, they were held on August 1st.  I took several videos of them 3 years ago, which you can watch here.

This year’s Marine Day for me involved going to work.  That’s about it.  I’m hoping to go to a festival this summer, though.

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Saturday’s fireworks – in video!

I took some videos of the fireworks on Saturday, and here they are!  The focus on my camera wasn’t very good.  It kept going out of focus.  Sorry about that.  There were many breaks, so I stopped taking video during those times.  But I got what I could.  My camera’s memory actually ran out, so I couldn’t get the best at the end.  However, I did get pictures with my cell phone, which I’ve already posted.  In these videos, you can hear a little girl behind me.  She was very excited by the fireworks :)  Enjoy!

Did you notice the smiles, hearts and Kitty-chan in one video?

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Fireworks part 4

This is it for the cell phone pictures. Great fireworks!

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Fireworks part 3

Sorry, can’t email all the pictures at one time.

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Fireworks part 2

More pictures!

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Fireworks!

I’m on the train home now, and even got a seat. Trains are running every 4 minutes. I did get some good pictures and video. I’ll get the videos on youtube. Here are some pictures!

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