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Chinese New Year in Tokyo

Posted: Feb. 28th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Fireworks over tokyo

Tokyo was lit up pretty intensely over the Chinese New Year celebrations and attendees, though incredibly close to sparks, fire and explosions, loved every second of it. I'd go so far as saying, other than China, Tokyo might be the best place to celebrate the Chinese New Year, what do you think?

China's 2-week New Year festivities kick off this weekend. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people will travel home and an obscene number of fireworks will be set off, causing cities throughout the country to sound like warzones.

The fireworks on sale to the general public range from cheap spinners to extravagant Olympics-grade pyrotechnics. These include a $200 66-pound package called Tonight Is So Beautiful that fires red and green bursts several stories high, writes David Pierson in the Los Angeles Times.

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