A Night of Fashion and Fireworks


5m 00s
Broadcast on March 22, 2020 Available until March 31, 2030

For a time during the Edo period, fireworks lit up the skies practically every night in the summer. It was a chance for women to dress up and let loose ... and grab the attention of male suitors.

*"Women Watching Fireworks at Sumida River" (1795-96) by Kitagawa Utamaro

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