Gorgeous, illustrated Japanese fireworks catalogs from the early 1900s

Gorgeous, illustrated Japanese fireworks catalogs from the early 1900s:

The Yokohama Board of Education has posted scans of six fantastic catalogs from Hirayama Fireworks and Yokoi Fireworks, dating from the early 1900s. The illustrated catalogs are superb, with minimal words: just beautiful colored drawings depicting the burst-pattern from each rocket.

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