"100 Views of Great Tokyo in the Shōwa Era" by Koizumi Kishio / kk066a_1935_w040_fest
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"It's a traditional scene of fireworks known in ukiyo-e prints." — Koizumi Kishio, ca. 1940.

This area was the site of great festivals during the Edo period (1603–1867). Koizumi depicted a variety of
viewers—in modern and traditional dress—gathered along the shore to watch the annual Kawabiraki (opening of the
river) celebration. The fireworks display lights up the bridge and dome of the Kokugikan, the Sumo stadium,
located on the east side of the Sumida River.

The River Festival at Ryōgoku (#66a), July 1935

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