Photographer and fireworks fanatic Makoto Igari has spent the last three years travelling Japan capturing the country's best fireworks displays.
Originally used to ward off evil spirits, the Japanese call fireworks "hanabi", which translates to English as "fire flower."
Among Igari's photos are rainbow-coloured displays exploding over vast crowds and explosions of incredible symmetry.
Local authorities in Japan arrange over 7000 fireworks festivals, or Hanabi Taikai, every year.
The events attract hundreds of thousands of people who often wear traditional garments as part of the celebrations.
Unlike most countries in the world, Japan's major fireworks displays happen in July and August, not on New Year's Eve. The firework shows typically start some time after sunset and last one to two hours.
Igari is also known for his amazing images of cherry blossoms in spring time.