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An Exhibit Showing Some of the Floats

Bring your earplugs because the opening of the presentation includes lots of very loud banging of... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
2CAtravelers
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Brattleboro, Vermont
Awe inspiring floats

A quieter festival than the more famous Aomori Nebuta Matsuri, Hirosaki's matsuri is worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Simone R
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 Oct 2018
“An Exhibit Showing Some of the Floats”
7 Apr 2018
“Awe inspiring floats”
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Presented on 1st – 7th August, the Hirosaki Neputa festival brings Japanese folk-culture to life. Massive floats are painted with scenes from the country's mythologies and history in a traditional style, then illuminated from the inside so that they...more
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1 Shimoshiroganecho | Hirosaki Park, Hirosaki 036-8356, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Bring your earplugs because the opening of the presentation includes lots of very loud banging of drums which is earsplitting. We saw someone even walk out due to noise. Getting past this, it's interesting to hear the music, learn about the festival, and see some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

A quieter festival than the more famous Aomori Nebuta Matsuri, Hirosaki's matsuri is worth a visit for a more relaxed feeling with a different style of float (with more gruesome artwork!). We stood at the end of the festival on the night of the Dotemachi...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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