Sumida River Fireworks Festival

隅田川花火大会 (Sumida Gawa Hanabi Taikai) – Sumida River Fireworks Festival, 2016.
Taken from 白髭橋 (Shirahige Bashi) – Shirahige Bridge.

This summer I missed a lot of festival. Weather––Too hot, high humidity, sometimes raining all day––is one of the reason. I missed Yokohama Hanabi (Yokohama Fireworks) festival few weeks ago (which lately I heard that they will have fireworks festival again in the middle of August), but not for this one, Sumida River Fireworks Festival.

If July is the best month to shopping (summer sale everywhere), August will be a good month to spend your time outside (if you can stand of the hot weather and high humidity), because the peak of summer festival is coming! And for me August is like the highlight of summer, not only because of the summer festival, but also I get exciting for trying other new places near Tokyo, like park, beach, anything. Also, August I will attend the Independence Day of Indonesia (17 Agustusan say bahasa kerennya), excited!

Ok, let’s talk about the fireworks festival!

Meguro River Cherry Blossom Festival

目黒川桜まつり(Meguro Gawa Sakura Matsuri) – Meguro River Cherry Blossom Festival, 2016

When I know my house in Tokyo located in Meguro. The first thing come in my mind is to google it and click Images section. A-ha! there’s a river with lotsa cherry blossom (sakura) in Spring! How excited! I just need to walk around 200 meters from home, no need to take a bus or train.

Three days in a row I strolled this river. First day with my husband, the second day with my friend, and the third day with my other friend––I think the last two days I become an impromptu tour guide, haha!

Around 800 cherry trees stand along the river. Everyday I see it differently. Pinkish color of sakura  depends on the weather and sunlight that day. My highlight was on the second day. We strolled until the end of the river, which is not far from Nakameguro, and we really did some photo-hunting about the Festival; people, cherry blossom, food, etc.