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Aomori Nebuta 2019

Enormous lantern-floats with human figures and intense dancing make this summer festival extraordinary

Aomori Nebuta in Japan 2019 - Best Time
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Yuya Saito

Being one of the Three Big Fire Festivals, the Aomori Nebuta Festival is something out of ordinary. Local participants construct about two dozen floats using metal frames and washi paper that can reach 5 meters in height and 9 meters in width. They can bear the images of gods, heroes, or historical figures. The magical floats attract more than 3 million tourists a year.

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