This is a great compilation that highlights why Japan has an outstanding reputation for pyrotechnics.
There are some very lovely fireworks shells demonstrated in this display.
What it highlights is that Japanese shows are less about the ‘shock and awe’ of a big display and more about the artistry of the performance, and the quality of the component fireworks.
These are qualities that the competitors must demonstrate to win the World Fireworks Championship. That’s not to say we don’t like ‘shock and awe’, there is certainly a place for that in the competition as well.