It's raining today and the days around today, but not so much that one can't light some fireworks. Today was my first experience with Japanese sparklers which are delicate strings up which nerve-like sparks crawl once lit. They require a very steady hand and protection from the wind and work best when held between the knees in a squat position. Not a lot of action, noise, or fuss, but really beautiful and simple. So that's the 4th of July in Japan. It was good to see you America. Any many more.