Nebuta – Festival only in Japan

Referring to Japan is referring to a country with developed tourism thanks to many beautiful scenes and interesting festivals. One of the famous festivals is the Aomori Nebuta which is held every year in the city of Aomori.

Dec 17, 2022 - 10:07
May 17, 2024 - 12:13
Nebuta – Festival only in Japan

Where illuminated models of warriors and Kabuki actors parade through the streets. Every year, it attracts more than 3 million domestic and foreign tourists to attend.

Source
Regarding the origin, some say that Nebuta is a variant of Tanabata (star festival) from China mixed with the local culture. Others believe it originated from a general who created giant creatures to drive out rebels.

Nebuta
Nebuta are giant, illuminated paper mache frames. They weigh about 4 tons, sometimes taking a year to complete.

Festival
The festival is a parade along the nightly routes around town. There were about 500-200 participants. Several people are responsible for pulling the frame containing the giant picture. The other children are in charge of performing music, dancing, ...

For the first two nights, the parades will be a bit small. Only about two-thirds of the lanterns participated. However, on the following nights, the parades get busier. All lanterns appear. Finally, there will be a shimmering, colorful fireworks display along the extremely beautiful riverbank marking the closing time of the festival.

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