420kg Giant Firework Shell Story | The YONSHAKUDAMA ★ ONLY in JAPAN

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420kg Giant Firework Shell Story | The YONSHAKUDAMA ★ ONLY in JAPAN 5
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Japan's Fireworks Town is Katakai, Niigata Prefecture, and they host an annual festival dedicated to launching them high into the sky over scenic rice paddies. How big are they? The bigger, the better!
That's the spirit!

Meet the YONSHAKUDAMA
Japan's biggest fireworks shell weighs about 420kg (925 pounds)
It was created by Masanori Honda in 1986. The world had never seen anything like this!

It was the largest ever artillery firework shell in 2014 when it entered the Guinness Book of World Records. Since then, more ridiculous sizes have been launched but it all started with Honda-san. He's been launching up the insane 420 kg (925 lb) "Yonshakudama" Firework Artillery Shell for decades.

The Katakai Matsuri is held annually on September 9th and 10th for over 400 years.

Where is Katakai?



💬 Comments on the video
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"When this explodes, how loud is it?"
"Yes."

Author — Adhitya Trustha

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"Can we own a firearm?"
Japan Gov: "no, go play air soft"
"Can we build half a ton bomb and launch it in the air from a mortar?"
Japan Gov: "Hai"

Author — Human Personson

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"A year's work becomes an exciting 15 seconds."

Ah, the story of my love life.

Author — looncraz

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I want to see what was left of the firing site on that failure.

Author — Mark lapham

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On tonight's episode of 'where the quarantine lead me to help my boredom'

Author — CoryXJ6'er

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The making of that firework must have been like this:
-Dude we should make a bigass firework, like, the biggest one
-Aight, we already have the 8Kg ones, what can we make larger than that?
- *420*

Author — huevete 111

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after 400 years Japan gets massive Yonshakadama

after 800 years Japan launches Godzillashakadama, a firework the same circumference as the Earth

after 801 years half of Earth is burnt...

Author — youBoob

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12:22 "but we had helmets on"... That's like putting a thong on an elephant. Not covered dude...not at all 😂

Author — 911lineman911

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Holy crap, the mortar they fire it out of is literally a pipe from super mario

Author — esta es mi cara cuando

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Kim Jong Un: Happy New Years!!

**Fires Nuke**

Author — ChronM Gaming

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"Is it dangerous?"
John, it's half a ton of explosive. Of course it's dangerous.

Author — jocax188723

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"Just because something has been, doesnt mean it must continue to be."

Society could learn a thing or two from this old man

Author — Twister

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Goin on my bucket list. Must go there after this pandemic ends

Author — K A Y

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1 failure after 20 years of successful launches. Not bad, not bad at all.

Author — wakcedout

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Here in the states the 4rth of July has to be one of the most festive and gorgeous holiday times, I think a lot cultures enjoy firework displays. I cant wait to see what this Shakudoma looks like now.

Author — I was Batman

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"Great care is taken when transporting it"

2 farmers on the back of a flat bed 😂

Author — Jack ///M240i

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USA: Our advanced pyrotechnics are electronically fired and computer controlled and timed to go with music.
Japan: Hold my Sake.

Author — Ambulocetus

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In the Netherlands, we do it different.

We trow it on the ground.

Author — S k

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There is no beating this bad boy gotta plan extremely carefully before doing so

Author — TheLegend27 Gaming

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One can not comprehend success without the experience of failure.

Author — Duck Moore