NIPPON Kichi - 日本吉

2007/1/25

手筒花火 Tezutu-hanabi Tezutsu Hanabi Fireworks

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Tezutsu ('hand-tube') hanabi are fireworks consisting of a large bamboo cylinder that is held in the hands and fired. Smokeless black gunpowder fires out from the top of the tube opening. The main tube of the firework is hollowed out from a green bamboo about 10cm in diameter and 70~80cm long. Hemp rope is twined around it.

The origin of tezutsu hanabi is believed to be the 'noroshi', which was a form of communication by beacons in the Civil War period. With the introduction of black gunpowder and the gun, noroshi improved greatly. In 1700 (Ganroku 13), was being described as the 'giant noroshi'. It is considered that 'noroshi' had developed well enough by that time, to be appreciated more as a firework, than as smoke communication. Later, tezutsu hanabi were used as a form of prayer at festivals for bumper crops.

The gigantic column of flame shooting out from the tezutsu hanabi is vigorous, mesmerizing the viewer with its thrilling sound and light like an Ukiyo-e print.

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address
332-2 Mikkabi, Mikkabi-cho, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 431-1414
name
Mikkabi Tezutsu Hanabi Preservation Association
phone
090-5101-5971
email
mikkabi@tezutu-hanabi.com
hp
http://http://www.tezutu-hanabi.com/




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