Monday, August 03, 2015
Hirosaki's Neputa Festival was designated an important intangible folk-cultural property in 1980. The festival features a nightly procession of around sixty illuminated lantern floats featuring legendary stories depicted in the design of the fan-shaped floats, accompanied by traditional drum and flute music and dancing.
There are two courses for the floats: the Dotemachi and Ekimae Course. Dotemachi is a 15-20 minute walk from Hirosaki Station while the Ekimae Course is right at Hirosaki Station.
The Neputa matsuri in Hirosaki runs from August 1-7 annually.
For information on the Neputa Festival in English see www.en-hirosaki.com
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