Aomori Nebuta Matsuri (青森ねぶた祭り, “Aomori Nebuta Festival” or simply “Aomori Nebuta”) is a Summer festival that takes place in Aomori City, Aomori Pref, in early August. During the summer festival attracts the most tourists of any of the country’s nebuta festivals. Above all, Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is one of the three largest festivals in the Tohoku Region. After that, it was designated an Important Folk Cultural Property in 1980.
“Nebuta” refers to the float lantern of a brave warrior-figure which is carried through the center of the city, meanwhile, dancers wearing a unique type of costume called haneto (ハネト) dance around in time with the chant Rasserā (ラッセラー) (shorten dialectal version of “irasshai”, calling visitors and customers to watch or join). In addition, in the local dialect, participation in the festival is inquired using the verb haneru (ハネル, ex. “今日もハネル?” or “Are you going to haneru today?”), which was derived from the Japanese spelling of the haneto costume and the verb haneru (跳ねる, “bounce”).
Bamboo floats are constructed with wireframes around. For instance, Japanese paper (washi) wraps depicting mythical gods, creatures, and kabuki characters. Lanterns are inside the floats, bringing out the vivid colors of the washi paper to visitors. The most photographed images of any Japanese festivals is the demonic-looking Gods. Therefore, Nebuta often used on tourist pamphlets and travel magazines.
|DATE||2019.08.02 – 2019.08.06|
|ACCESS||5-minute walk from the JR Aomori Station|
|POSSIBLE FACILITIES|| Wifi
|WEB SITE||Related web site|
Day 1: Departure
Anyone who has time and wish to join us please feel free.
Our local guides will take you to places you can’t find or enjoy by yourself, and make you enjoy the Japanese Cultural Festivals as like a local!!
On top of that, this is a small-group tour, so you can enjoy the time like going out with friends! All skill levels are welcome.
Let’s have an awesome experience together without any cultural or language barriers.
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Have a wonderful day.