The ephemeral life of a sparkler.
The sparkler emits various flames that fleetingly disappear.
They burn for ten seconds and reflect a man’s life.
Sparkler from Kansai (West area of Japan)
It is an original firework that has not changed for over 300 years.
The Tsutsui-Tokimasa toy fireworks factory in Miyama city, in Fukuoka prefecture, is the only place that currently produces these fireworks.
“Subo-te Peony” have always been popular with people in the Kansai area, an area with fertile soil, which allowed people to actively engage in rice cultivation.
Sparkler from Kanto (Eastern area of Japan)
A familiar, yet nostalgic sparkler, with gun powder wrapped in Washi (Japanese paper).
Naga-te Peony was popular mainly among people in the Kanto area, an area with poor rice production, but that prospered as a Japanese paper manufacturing area. Wrapping gunpowder with paper evolved from wrapping it with straw. This sparkler has remained very popular in the Kanto area, and has also gained popularity throughout Japan.