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Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri

1 Shimoshiroganecho | Hirosaki Park, Hirosaki 036-8356, Aomori Prefecture
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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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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 glow a brilliant yellow-orange. The floats are then paraded through the city at night to the sound of taiko drum beats and fluttering notes on the flute. Some areas of the city also dedicate themselves to the past during this time, with tea houses opening their doors and shamisen music on the air.
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7 Apr 2018
“Awe inspiring floats”
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1 Shimoshiroganecho | Hirosaki Park, Hirosaki 036-8356, Aomori Prefecture
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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

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