HOW JAPANESE FIREWORKS ARE MADE AND LAUNCHED
FACT: Japan produces some of the world's biggest and best fireworks, including record-breaking monster-sized shells like the Yonshakudama.
The video below, explores a Japanese firework factory in Akita, northern Japan, and goes through the various processes involved when making these intricate Japanese firework shells. Some of the best-kept family secrets are even passed down, from one generation to the next generation, and some family businesses have been making fireworks since the Meiji era. (The Meiji era is an era of Japanese history that extended from 23rd October 1868 to the 30th July 1912).