Photo: @a_yumi0425
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Stunning photo shows the beautiful power of Japan’s biggest fireworks shell

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By grape Japan

Many Japanese summer festivals are highlighted by grand fireworks shows, some of which are so jaw-droppingly spectacular they draw crowds of spectators from all over the country.

Hosted in the city of Gamagori, Aichi prefecture, the Gamagori Fireworks Festival is definitely one of those shows. While every big fireworks show has its own unique quality, for the Gamagori Fireworks Festival, that's their own special version of the sanshakudama--a fireworks shell they boast as the biggest in the Pacific Rim. The 90-cm-diameter shell clocks in at over 200kg in weight, and when launched into the sky, explodes into a magnificent fiery flower 650 meters in diameter.

Japanese photographer Ayumi (@a_yumi0425) recently captured a shot of the awe-inspiring shell, sharing it with the caption "The power of the sanshakudama at the Gamagori Fireworks Festival is just too great."

Taking a look, you can see just how much gorgeous force is held in one shell.

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Photo: @a_yumi0425

Many on Twitter were blown away by the realization of just how much of the sky one shell takes up, as well as the beautiful image of the fireworks reflecting over the water and an illuminated torii gate. The festival is highlighted by firing three of these shells into the air consecutively, and while she says she couldn't capture a picture of the first shell, Ayumi says she's glad the one she caught was the third.

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IIIInaaaa! Love Japanese fireworks festivals!

Is that the Japanese version of the lochness monster in the foreground of the photo???

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A beautiful  picture from a great country.

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I miss the summer fireworks (and my mother-in-law). Used to sit out on the oversized veranda of the in-laws and watch them across the river. Any random display was 10x what cities in the US do for 4th of July even.

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looked like the fire works show from China!! Only they used one color of fire!

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That would be a wonder to see.

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