Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Nebuta Festival @ Aomori

After a long ferry ride through the channel from Hokkaido, we finally arrived at Aomori (青森) just in time for the Nebuta Festival (ねぶた祭り)

Its a street parade of colossal illuminated floats accompanied by dancers...

Here are some of the nicer-looking floats:



At night, where the real celebration begins, and all the floats light up....

Here's what the actual parade looks like...
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