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July 29th 2006
Published: September 20th 2006
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I am in Japan!!! A long way from Adelaide, Australia, but here I am in Shizuoka for a year teaching at an English Kindergarten while seeing and experiencing as much of this crazy, mixed up, amazing country as I can!

Summer in Japan is fireworks season- you can buy them everywhere, convenience stores, supermarkets and the Lemon Shop, no matter how old you are. The kindy kids were even allowed to light them at their sleepover- admittedly these were not much better than sparklers but it still made me nervous!!!

The Japanese call fireworks, and the festivities surrounding them hanabi- and on the 29th of July there was a festival on the Abe River- culminating in a 2 hour firework display!!! So, seeing as how we looooove a Japanese Festival and I looooove fireworks we went on down to check it out.

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Kind of a kebab for dinner- no where near as good as the Falafel House on Hindley!

I spelt it wrong but it says 'very good' in Japanese. You write on the rice paper with sticky syrup and then dust sugar crystals over it.
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At boozer after.

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20th September 2006

fantastic photos of the fireworks, just like being there (NOT) I love fireworks too, as does Pat, who has requested a twilight funeral so he can have a fireworks display and go out with a bang!! (yes, hopefully we'll both be too old to remember such ideas by the time it happens) cheers xxxx

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