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posted by davek on Mar 25

We close out our Honolulu Festival with one more view of the incredible Nagaoka Fireworks Show over Waikiki Beach. This display is well know for their large fireworks display that originated in the Niigata Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast. Of course nothing can compare to sitting at the beach and hearing the waves come ashore as the booming fireworks light up the skies and reflect off the ocean. I hope this photo and this You Tube Nagaoka Fireworks video can at least give you a taste of what this incredible show was like.

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posted by davek on Mar 24

Onlookers watch the 2014 Honolulu Festival Fireworks show in Waikiki. As many regular readers know I try to take photos in a way that minimizes obstructions whether it be power lines, light poles, or even people walking by. I tried something different for this shot and actually included people in the photo. I like how you can see them enjoying the fireworks and also the reflections of the fireworks in to ocean. I feel so lucky to live in Hawaii were we can enjoy a show like this from the beach.

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posted by davek on Mar 21

We end our look at the Honolulu Festival parade with this joint entry from Hawaii and Omuta in Fukuoka Japan. This is the Omuta Daijayama which paraded through Waikiki with loud ringing bells and fire gushing out thrilling the crowd. The Honolulu Festival inherited this mikoshi from Omuta and has been using it in the parade to allow people in Hawaii to experience the authenticity of the mikoshi and the traditions that go along with the festivities.

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