Nebuta Matsuri

6 Words About the Nebuta Festival That You Need To Know

Every year during the Nebuta Matsuri Festival a contest is held for the coveted Nebuta Grand Prize. According to the director of Sunroad Aomori, Kushibiki Junji who led his team to the title in 2011, the participants are not only judged on their festival floats, but also on the way the group breathes life into…

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…

Experience the Nebuta Festival at the Wa Rasse Nebuta Museum, Aomori

Rasse, rasse, rasse ra! That’s what you hear when the street performers of Aomori are inviting everyone to join the Nebuta Matsuri (Nebuta festival) every August. But, for people who cannot afford to take part in the festivities, there’s still a chance to experience the Nebuta Matsuri throughout the year at the Nebutaya Wa Rasse…