Summers in Japan are a time to get together with friends and enjoy fireworks festivals. For fans of traditional Japanese fashion, these festivals are a chance to see people wearing beautiful yukata (casual summer kimono). [We recently posted a video about yukata shopping in Harajuku, in case you haven’t seen it!]
In Tokyo, the Jingu Gaien Fireworks festival is one of the biggest events of the season. Of course it’s possible to buy tickets to see the show in an “official” venue. However, the Jingu Gaien fireworks are launched high in the air, so crowds of celebratory people gather on the streets of Harajuku, Omotesando, Aoyama, and the surrounding neighborhoods to enjoy the view and have fun.
We love the party atmosphere on the streets of Harajuku during the Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival. Being a fashion website, we like to wander around and see what people are wearing. As we’ve seen in years part, there were lots of pretty yukata on display. We snapped about 150 pictures to give you an idea of the look of the streets just before the fireworks started bursting in the air. We hope you enjoy the photos, but even moreso, we hope that you can come to Tokyo and enjoy the fireworks in person in the near future!
Check out all of our Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival yukata pictures, and remember that you can click on any image to see it in high resolution.
Click on any yukata photo to enlarge it.
A big thank you to everyone who we met on the streets of Harajuku, and especially the people who let us take their pictures!