During the summer in Japan, fireworks festivals (花火大会 hanabi taikai) are held nearly every day someplace in the country, in total numbering more than 200 during August.

Even today, men and women attend these events wearing the traditional Yukata, summer Kimono, or Jinbei (men only), collecting in large social circles of family or friends to sit picnic-like, eating and drinking, while watching the show.

The first fireworks festival in Japan was held in 1733.