Why do fireworks have to be so hard to photograph? You have to take the photo just as they explode; one second too late and all you get is a black sky with a few yellow spots. I got quite a few pictures which looked like that... Anyway, I managed to get these halfway decent photos stood on top of a bridge watching the amazing display over Lake Biwa. There were even fireworks in the shape of watermelon. Unfortunately I didn't manage to photograph them! For anyone living in Japan I hope you enjoy Obon. I am going traveling around Tohoku which should be an eye opening experience.