On this page: Photo Album of some of my photographic series, 2011
Aomori NEBUTA Festival August 2011

Nebuta Matsuri in Aomori.

The Nebuta Festival in Aomori is definitely
one of the most impressive festivals in Japan.

the festival is originated from the flutes and taikos
future shogun Sakanoue no Tamuramaro used to
attract the attention of the enemy during
a battle in Mutsu Province.

Each processional group individually organizes the basic elements of
the nebuta, such as processional order, creation of huge floats,
and marching-band musicians. Other important factors include
the children who pull the floats with ropes (in most cases,
the floats are carried along by other means, and the children are
just there for show), and the haneto dancers.
Anyone, including tourists, can participate in any of the processions as a
haneto as long as they are wearing the proper costume.

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