Nebuta Matsuri, Aomori, Japan
Last week of July, I took a brief trip up to northern Japan to check out Aomori City in Aomori Prefecture.
Here are some pics from my trip:
Gp and nebuta masturi latern decoration
Here, you can see the painter adding final touches. Also wiring detail can be seen which makes up the structure of the paper lantern.
Face detail. About the size of my torso
A giant wolf about to eat Jon!
Nebuta lantern and building in background
red hand and dragon
red foot nebuta matsuri aomori japan
Here you can see the relative size of the lanterns - HUGE. Jon in foreground.
lightning and this sponsor lantern by Hitachi.
skull and sponsor lantern. I like this one!
So that was checking out the festival and its preparation, we then proceeded to eat ramen and biked a beach to stand in the water (not hot enough to swim as it was 5pm and overcast).
Flags across a bridge on the way to the beach.
This was a famous old tree. Aomori, Japan
Jon biking in downtown Aomori City.
This past weekend was spent working out, swimming, biking and looking for plane tickets – which are not cheap at 2000$.