Hachinohe Sansha Taisai Festival
Hachinohe Sansha Taisai festival is the ultimate Japanese variety show every summer.Situated in the often overlooked but seafood-rich city of Hachinohein northern Aomori Prefecture, it’s the perfect pit stop before hitting up other Tohokuregional summer festivals in Japan’s northeastern prefectures.During the festival, which runs every year from July 31 to Aug. 4, the most famous attraction is the fleet of nearly 30 floats paraded at daily and nightly intervals from Aug. 1-3. Complete with dozens of towering figures (even 10 meters tall!) and small moving dolls, these technicolor reenactments ...
The streets of Aomori Citycome alive in summer with gigantic, vibrantly-colored floats depicting mythical legends and gods during the Nebuta Festival. It’s held annually in Aomori Prefecture‘s capital city Aug. 2 to 7 and is one of the most recognizable festivals in Japan.The elaborate lantern floats, vividly illuminated from inside, are paraded around each day accompanied by dancers and taikodrums bellowing out thunderous tunes. They leer and sweep over the cheering crowds as teams of volunteers push the floats through the 3-kilometer circuit.The floats’ design and construction can take an en...