Parade around heroic glorious Neputa, castle town Hirosaki.
Hirosaki Neputa Festival is held from August 1st to 7th of every year, in which Ougi (fan) Neputa, with historical paintings and warrior paintings parade through the city.
Here in Hirosaki has short summer (because of it located north of Japan) so that this festival marked the beginning of full-blown summer in Aomori.
More than 50 large and small Neputa parades in the city with flutes and drums and wore gorgeous clothes people.
[Dates and times]
Thursday, August 1 to Wednesday, August 7, 2013
●Dotemachi route: August 1 to 4 [Starting at 7 p.m.]
●Station route:August 5 to 6 [Starting at 7 p.m.]
●Dotemachi seventh day route: August 7 [Starting at 10 a.m.]
Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture
Free, but paid pavilion seating is also available
To Dotemachi : 10minutes walk from JR Hirosaki Station.