Every summer there's a huge fireworks display by The Sumida River in Tokyo, so a group of us decided to go and watch them in yukatas. I'd never worn a yukata before, so Maria dressed me in one of hers. c: The day was a lot of fun! We got there super early (about 2pm?) to get a good space to sit, and spent the afternoon drinking alcohol and eating delicious festival foods.
3pm alcohol start
At some point Maria and I went for a walk and found a maneki neko shrine:
The fireworks display itself was amazing! I really wasn't expecting anything anywhere near as good considering that you didn't have to pay to watch it. None of the photos I took do it any justice, but here are a few anyway:
This one looked like the Skytree was exploding haha