Japan dazzles crowds with Honda Celebration of Light fireworks (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Jul 30 2017, 4:45 pm

Japan-based AKARIYA Fireworks kicked off the 2017 Honda Celebration of Light fireworks festival with a spectacular show for the senses.

The Japanese team’s theme for the show was ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, which focused on telling the story of the country’s history from the Shogun era to modern times.

According to Vancouver Police, the crowd size was on the lower end of the range of what is typically expected for the opening night of the annual festival. The attendance count is estimated at 250,000 people.

Security was tight in downtown Vancouver’s West End area, the main viewing area for the fireworks, and Kitsilano. However, there were no major incidents, with police reporting only 82 liquor pour outs, four tickets for public drinking, and one ticket for smoking.

A team representing the United Kingdom will perform on Wednesday while Canada will conclude the festival on Saturday.

For the full soundtrack list of the performance, click here.

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Japan ending the night with a bang.

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Celebration of Light 2017: Japan

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Fireworks, boats, crowds, and the downtown Vancouver skyline. (Martin Passchier / submitted)

Pre-fireworks air show. (Gabriel Lam / Meimento)

Pre-fireworks air show. (Gabriel Lam / Meimento)

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