In America, July 4th is a good day to fulfill the destiny of so much combustible powder and cardboard. In Japan, however, New Year's Eve and basically the entire month of August are prime time for firework displays. It being the birthplace of Pokemon, Japan's been the host of numerous Pocket Monster-themed displays in recent years, especially as multi-break shell technology has allowed for explosive illustrations to light up the night sky. Yes, that means Pikachu's face and Pokeballs of all flavors going boom! before your very eyes.
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Cheap explosions, wasted friends, charred flesh and the strong possibility of irreparable physical damage – while it may be okay for Robert Evans's weekly brunch, it's a bit much for the average person to endure, even on 4th of July weekend.