Obon is a period of August when people visit their hometowns to pay respects to their dead relatives. We've been up in Ishikawa-machi, Fukushima, for a few days to see family and enjoy a little summer down-time after a very busy few months of work.
I shot a few pics from the bridge over the river but this shot from the high-street sums up the evening better: families out enjoying the summer evening, the town lit up by the annual fireworks display.
We head back to Tokyo tomorrow. We'll have a little bit of a drive today maybe up into the mountains.
HC 35-90mm lens
32 secs exposure