I don't usually list of fridays, but I skipped wednesday because of the holiday. Here is a typical ukiyoe scene of a woman in a yukata watching fireworks. We went to watch the fireworks this past Sunday (monday was Canada day). We waited out two hours in a prime spot (on a bridge), and then were treated to.....NINE whole minutes of fireworks. They were really nice, but really short. Afterwards, we got stuck in traffic - it took us almost an hour just to go a two block distance. Whew, next year we won't be going downtown to enjoy them - maybe we'll set off some of our own. Click here to bid!