Dazzling images showcase the splendor of Japan’s gigantic firework shows
These dazzling images showcase the incredible grandeur of the firework displays that take place across Japan every summer.
Featuring huge explosions, intriguing reflections and intricately choreographed displays, Keisuke Nakazawa’s images are instantly eye-catching.
The Tokyo-based photographer visited 10 different displays across the country this year.
Each summer, Japan plays host to around 200 firework festivals, known as “Hanabi Taikai.”
One variation of such displays, Keisuke, 25, said, is where fireworks gradually becoming bigger, known as “Thousands of Rings.”
It was this style of display that made the award-winning landscape photographer want to travel the country and shoot such splendid spectacles.
Keisuke said: “Fireworks are fleeting and beautiful when seen with the naked eye.
“But shooting them with a camera makes it a big flower.
“I was captivated by the fireworks I saw through the camera.”
In order to shoot such displays with the incredible clarity that he does, Keisuke said that making sure his camera’s shutter speed is on the correct setting is imperative.
Next year, he hopes to continue his travels across Japan, adding to his firework portfolio.
He said: “I received a lot of [positive] comments from Japan and overseas.
“Fireworks are beautiful and transient, and I am happy that I could show the splendor of fireworks.”