After the rainy season of June, July and August are the hottest summer seasons. August 6th is the most impressive day to Hiroshima citizens. That day an atomic bomb destroyed the city was in 1945. It was just one bomb, but all over the city was burned and over one hundred thousand people died at one moment. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony is annually held on August 6th, and many citizens and tourists pray for dead and wish the world without nuclear weapons. In the middle of August, the "Mihara Yassa festival" is held in Mihara city. This is a kind of folk song and dance, and we call it Minyo. Minyo is the song which is handed around the town from old times. Mihara Yassa is one of the famous Minyo. People enjoy dancing, shouting "Yassa, Yassa" with the musical instrument of drum, flute and so on. The start of this festival was in 16th century; they say that people celebrated construction of a castle and danced all night. Nowadays we can see the present style of Mihara Yassa. It is very unique festival. Another special feature of summer in Japan is the fireworks. There are several fireworks festivals in Hiroshima prefecture too, and many people enjoy seeing thousands of splendid fireworks. You can feel the bright Japanese culture in summer.