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Hirosaki Neputa Festival弘前ねぷたまつり


Some 80 gorgeous neputa illuminated sculptures are drawn through the city streets to cries of yayado!, a summer tradition in Hirosaki. Stunning kumi-neputa are 3D depictions of famous characters and scenes, while ogi-neputa resemble folding fans in their shape and are decorated with images of gallant warriors on the front and beautiful women on the back. Cute kingyo-neputa are modeled after Tsugaru-nishiki goldfish and are carried by children.

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place Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Mototeramachi
phone 0172375501



Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Mototeramachi [map]



[In front of the station]19:00Start
[Dotemachi Nanuka-bi]10:00Start
Street stall
Venue varies depending on time.
[8/1-4]Sakura-odori Street (Mototeramachi, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture)
[8/5-6]Ekimae-dori Street (Ekimaecho, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture)
[8/7]Dotemachi, Hirosaki City

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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Aomori Main Areas


Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori's fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.

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