Japan fireworks makers to light up night skies at secret time to cheer nation
TOKYO (Reuters) – On a night not too far in the future but still being kept secret, skies across Japan will light up with simultaneous fireworks displays from north to south in a plan by fireworks makers to cheer a nation weary of battling the coronavirus.
Fireworks have a centuries-old tradition in Japan, where massive, colourful displays are an iconic symbol of summer and draw hordes of people, many wearing bright summer kimono. They began as a way of warding off bad luck and epidemics.
This year, with many festivals, including one of the most famous, on Tokyo’s Sumida River, cancelled…