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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fireworks festival!

We arrived in Sapporo around two in the afternoon, and from seven in the evening the big Toyohira-gawa fireworks festival was on. I went home, got in the shower, jumped into my yukata (kind of a summer kimono; everyone must wear yukata when going to see fireworks) and walked out to the Toyohira river. It is only a 10 minutes walk from my home.

I met up with two of my friends from Sweden. They had come to Sapporo while I went to Sweden! We saw the fireworks together a few years ago too. They come to Sapporo a lot. 

People waiting for the fireworks to start.

My Swedish friends showed up with food!

A friend of mine was staying in the hotel that had the best view of the fireworks. 

These people had a huge sheet and in total only three people showed up... maybe they could have used a smaller blanket.

Leaving the river area after the fireworks is slow, since there are many thousands of other yukata clad people trying to do the same.

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