Mikawa, in central Japan. Fireworks have long held a special significance in this region. Every district in Japan has its own tutelary deity who protects the land and its people. Mikawa's traditional Tezutsu fireworks are held as an offering to this deity. The word Tezutsu literally translates to hand-held cannons. The Tezutsu carriers are responsible for making their own cannons. It is here that Antonio begins his journey to explore the spiritual link between fireworks and the people of Mikawa.