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Daylight Bombshell No59

Daylight Bombshell No59


All from the late 19th century, these illustrations evoke a unique sense of visual enchantment while documenting an important period of Japanese culture. First invented in China around the second century B.C., firework displays began in Japan in the early 1600s as a form of entertainment for feudal lords. Called hanabi, or flower fire, Japanese firework artistry is very demanding and refined but relatively little known outside Japan. The most common firework displays used in the world today, known as the chrysanthemum and peony, actually originated in Japan in the 1920s. In this collection you'll also find records of daytime hanabi, or balloons shaped like frogs, horses, and more. These originated in Japan and are not traditional fireworks, although some launched flags, confetti or floating figures onto delighted spectators.



  • Series title: Flowers of Fire: Illustrations from Japanese Fireworks Catalogues
  • Series size: 16 artworks
  • Edition: Limited edition of 1000
  • Proof of Ownership: Certification on the Ethereum blockchain under the ERC1155 protocol. Each artwork is delivered privately and directly to collectors as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that guarrante proof of ownership.
  • Format: Pieces consist of PNG files sized 2160x3840 pixels - 150 dpi.
  • Medium: Illustration
  • Artwork materials: Premium fine art illustration paper
  • Contract Address: 0x495f947276749ce646f68ac8c248420045cb7b5e
  • ID: 274921259748