Summer is drawing to a close. How were the fireworks this year? Here's something special for those of you who couldn't make it to any fireworks displays.

But these aren't your regular fireworks...

By lining up all different kinds of beads on the top of the glass and moving them bit by bit with tweezers, they look like blossoming flowers. Just looking at this back-breaking work makes your shoulders feel stiff, doesn't it?

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This stop-motion animation was made by animator Hashimoto Masamu.

From the opening scenery to the final fireworks, it's an amazing work of art.


I'm glad I got to see one more fireworks display before the summer is out!

By - grape Japan editorial staff.