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In photos: Japan’s nationwide fireworks display lights up the skies

The ‘Cheer Up Hanabi’ project launched fireworks simultaneously in all 47 prefectures of Japan on June 1

By Youka Nagase
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On the evening of June 1, the ‘Cheer Up! Hanabi’ project put on its hotly anticipated nationwide fireworks display, with big booms and bright colours in every single prefecture in Japan. The project, which kept the date, time and locations of its fireworks secret until the last minute to discourage crowds, was designed to lift people’s spirits during the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

If you missed the show, here’s a glimpse of the breathtaking fireworks launched simultaneously in all 47 prefectures.

Sumida River, Tokyo

Karatsu Castle, Saga prefecture

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Daisen, Akita prefecture

Yaizu, Shizuoka prefecture

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Tenryu River, Aichi prefecture

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Nagara River, Gifu prefecture

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Yanagawa, Fukuoka prefecture

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Gunma prefecture

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Nagaoka, Niigata prefecture

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