No. Not Akasaka, Asakusa¾æB
I don’t know about you guys, but I always mess the two up.
I saw fireworks on… uh… yeah, Saturday. It was a good time. Freaking hot and humid, and really crowded, but it was a great time. I’m actually surprised at how well the pictures turned out. Here are some more pictures of lower quality than those you see here.
Fireworks in Japan are a big deal. It seemed that everyone in Tokyo was heading for the same train station that day. There was even a large special sign down in the train station telling people how much it costs to get to the fireworks location. Needless to say, the train was packed. We didn’t even think of riding the subway home after the fireworks…
There are a few obviously interesting structures in Asakusa. One of them is… this building shaped like a mug of beer frothing at the top. Yeah, I’m too lazy to look up which building it exactly is. Hey. It’s 11pm and I gotta wake up at 6! Anyway, I think it’s a beer companies building. Next to it, is what looks like… ‘kuso’. Anyway though, it was supposed to be upright originally I heard, but it was too dangerous so they tipped it over.
Ambulances drove by a few times because apparently some people were fainting because of the humidity.
Anyway. If you’re ever in Japan during the summer, check out the fireworks. I’m going to bed.