Senko Hanabi (incense stick firework) is a thin shaft of twisted paper about 20 centimeters long with one end containing a few grains of a special gunpowder. Senko hanabi are always included in the packets of fireworks and are always done last to finish off the family fireworks which wouldn’t be complete without them. There is a sadness to senko hanabi. They evoke mono no aware, the flash of sadness at the beauty and briefness of life.
Senko Hanabi, at Cibone