History Fireworks Festival (Hanabi) in Japan

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Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Festival)  were first held in 1733. In the previous year, all of Japan suffered a terrible famine that left an estimated 900,000 people died. At that moment, a lot of people who died in Edo due stricken with cholera and their bodies were left lying in the street. The government at the time, Shogun Toshimune, arrange a show hanabi along the river Sumidagawa, Edo (now Tokyo) to…