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Nebuta Fever: The Origins of Aomori’s Most Thrilling Festival

When summer peaks into a boil in the northernmost prefecture of the Land of the Rising Sun in August it marks yet again the annual celebration of the Nebuta Matsuri festival on August 2-7. Millions of crowds gather every year to see the colorful floats parade on the street. But unlike many other famous festivals…

Behind the Scenes of Nebuta Matsuri of Aomori: All About the Nebuta Masters

The Nebuta Matsuri in Aomori Prefecture is probably one of the many festivals in Japan that is not associated with any religious ceremony or temple; and the brain behind the creation of each float—the nebuta-shi—is responsible in overseeing the production of the festival floats from the beginning to the end. He comes up with the…

Fabulous Rice Paddy Art in Aomori

Rice is synonymous with Japan, people cannot think of Japan or Japanese food without thinking of rice. However you may not think of rice, and then think of works of art. But in Japan, rice can be art. The Rice Art Village The village of Inakadate in Aomori is a small area, with a population…