World's Largest Firework Comes In A 4-Foot Shell With An Explosion Stretches Almost Half A Mile

June 30, 2014


This is a video showing the making of and display of 'Yonshakudama' fireworks. Each 4-foot shell weighs 420kg (~930-pounds) and costs $1,500. I am going to buy one, and I have every intention of riding it into the night sky. "You will die." I WILL TRAVEL TO NEVER NEVERLAND.

When fired the shell rises to over 2,700ft with a bloom diameter greater than 2,400ft and launched every September 9th and 10th for the Katakai-Matsuri Festival in Katakai town, Ojiya-city, Nigata prefecture Japan, it serves as a dedication to the god of the shrine. The Godzilla waking "Yonshakudama" shell comes in two types, the "Brocade crown over small flowers" and the "Floral shell of shells twice blooming"

I can honestly say I've never wanted to get hit with a firework so bad in my life. Like, shoot that thing out of a cannon right at my belly. "You will die." No, I will a get a job with benefits traveling with a circus. Circuses do offer comprehensive benefits right? "DON'T LISTEN TO THEM." Dumbo the flying elephant, ladies and gentlemen! My God you look like shit. "Heeeeelp me." SIMBA?!

Keep going for the video, but skip to 1:30 if you just came to see the explosions.

Thanks to Stephen P, who challenged me to a Roman Candle battle on the 4th of July. YOU'RE ON, BUDDY (but I will also be throwing M-80s).

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  • Bad Boy Bubby

    now this is a good example of how i bust my load

  • Guest

    do want, somebody smuggle this into my retarded ass state? all I can get here are sparklers and they're talking about banning those too in favor of just the crappy snakes

  • Kaizer Chief

    I seem to remember an episode of One Piece that was about this...

  • WhiteEagle2

    Weapons of Mass Delight

  • zin

    I'd blow that up on the ground & dance among the sparks.
    It'll be a joyous day when, instead of bombs, jets deliver payloads of fireworks. Nuclear fireworks.

  • Peter Schmidt

    I still don't know how that thing launches, and I really wanna know.
    I don't imagine the 12m tube just tells it to fly up there when it's gotten comfortable.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    I want one, but I also don't want buyer's remorse.

    It's a quandary.

    I suppose I could steal one, and then blow it up. The evidence would be destroyed, I'd save money, and I'd see a cool explosion.

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