The Aomori Nebuta Festival is a fire festival that represents Japan. Along with the Akita Kanto Festival and the Sendai Tanabata Festival, it is known as one of the three Thoku festivals. The glamorous Nebuta will leave you mesmerized as you roam the city.
About the Aomori Nebuta Festival
The Aomori Nebuta Festival is held in Aomori Prefecture, Tohoku Region. It lasts for 6 days from 2 to 7 August each year. The roots of the Aomori Nebuta festival date back to the early 1700s. It is said to have started with walking and dancing with lanterns to mimic the Naputa Hirosaki celebration.
Later, from the late 1800s, it was transformed into a float festival with large puppets called Nebuta and Haneto, performing jumping and dancing.
Today it is a popular festival that attracts around 3 million tourists from across the country and abroad.
Highlights of the Aomori Nebuta Festival
The Aomori Nebuta Festival is one such event where you can not only enjoy but also enjoy. To enjoy the festival even more, here are a few points to note.
The biggest star of the Aomori Nebuta Festival is Nebuta. It is a large doll with a light bulb and fluorescent lights in the form of wire, thread and taut paper. The design varies by manufacturer, with motifs such as Japanese and Chinese legends, historical figures, kabuki (classic Japanese performances), gods and myths.
The maximum size including the doll cart is 9 meters wide, 5 meters high and 7 meters deep. You will be stunned to see its grandeur.
Apart from this, the view of the illuminated Nebuta painting the city at night is mesmerizing. An ink drawing of the doll’s face, limbs and kimono adorns the scene next to the light.
Festival in Haneto. participate as
In the Aomori Nebuta Festival, you can take part in the role of Haneto dancing around Nebuta. Pre-registration is not required to participate as Haneto. However, since Haneto costumes must be worn, be sure to check with the costume rental store and clothing store in advance. Costume rental costs about 4,000 yen.
If you are attending the Aomori Nebuta Festival, dance together and enjoy the festive atmosphere to the fullest!
How to get to the Aomori Nebuta Festival Site
If you are going to attend the Aomori Nebuta Festival, you should aim for Aomori JR Station. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from JR Aomori Station to Nebuta Operating Course. Venue – paid location or lane.
Venue Name: Aomori Nebuta Festival
Address: Aomori City Center, Aomori Prefecture 030-0803.
Accessibility: About 10 minutes’ walk from JR Aomori Station.
WiFi: Not Available
Language: English, Chinese (Traditional)
Buying Tickets: Admission is Free
Credit card: no credit card
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