Writer: Ronin Dave

David is a vagabond currently adrift in Tokyo teaching English who has a keen interest in Japanese history and festivals. He has been to over 100 festivals going nearly every month to some type of cultural event and he particularly likes the Nebuta Festival in Aomori which he has been to five times. He has a YouTube channel chronicling his festival adventures.

Tachi Neputa: Gigantically Tall Tohoku Floats

The Nebuta/Neputa festivals of Aomori Prefecture are unique to the area. There are at least four major festivals and a slew of smaller ones which have the trademark illuminated floats made of washi (harden Japanese paper) with a bamboo frame depicting colorful scenes from Chinese and Japanese history and legends.

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