Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri Festival

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Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri Festival is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets. Neputa is a huge fan-shaped lantern with a depicted image of warlords or legendary heroines set on the carriage. 83 carriages of lighted Neputa are pulled to the sound of drums and flutes in August from 7 pm to 10 pm daily from the 1st to the 6th, and a parade of Neputa is held from 10 am to 10:30 am on the 7th, along the main streets in the city.

http://www.city.hirosaki.aomori.jp/kanko/matsuri/natsu1.html

Access: The JR Ou Honsen Line to Hirosaki Sta.

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