Aomori Nebuta Festival

The epitome of Aomori’s summer, the Nebuta Festival is one of the most famous festivals in Japan, attracting thousands of visitors.

The main attraction is large, colorful and dramatic human-shaped floats called Nebuta, 9 meters wide, 7 meters deep and 5 meters high, most of them resembling ancient warlords, historical characters and kabuki characters in early days.

These floats parade through the streets of Aomori, with Haneto dancers bouncing down the streets to the exciting music of Nebuta bayashi bands.

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