Hirosaki neputa matsuri

The "Neputa" festival colors the summer streets of Hirosaki in Tsugaru. Around 80 or so highly decorated Neputa "floats" are paraded down the streets of Hirosaki. Float themes include legendary warriors from the Three Kingdoms and "Suikoden".

DATE 2015.8.1 (sat) - 7 (fri)

The contrasting images of rough men on the front and simple elegance of the backside make up the "fan-shaped" floats, which are paraded along with the extravagant "stage" floats. The parade is set to the moving sounds of traditional Japanese flutes and drums.