Thursday, September 13, 2012

(135) Pictures at a fair 12: Nebuta


Nebuta floats, made of painted paper and cloth are a trademark of Aomori Prefecture, in the north of Honshu right across Hokkaido; as a matter of fact, every summer, in the first week of August there is a very famous festival held there called “Nebuta Matsuri” (I said “famous”, not “imaginatively named”). I don’t know why one of those floats decided to drop by Ayase’s town fair but it certainly was amazing.

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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