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

Gp and nebuta masturi latern decoration

Here, you can see the painter adding final touches. Also wiring detail can be seen which make up the structure of the paper lantern.
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

Face detail. About the size of my torso

A giant wolf about to eat Jon!

A giant wolf about to eat Jon!

Nebuta lantern and building in background

Nebuta lantern and building in background

red hand and dragon

red hand and dragon

red foot nebuta matsuri aomori japan

red foot nebuta matsuri aomori japan

Here you can see the relative size of the lanterns. Jon in foreground.

Here you can see the relative size of the lanterns - HUGE. Jon in foreground.

lightning and this sponsor lantern by Hitachi.

lightning and this sponsor lantern by Hitachi.

skull and sponsor lantern.  I like this one!

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.

Flags across a bridge on the way to the beach.

This was a famous old tree.  Aomori, Japan

This was a famous old tree. Aomori, Japan

Jon biking in downtown Aomori City.

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$.

~ by gabuchan on August 4, 2008.

2 Responses to “Nebuta Matsuri, Aomori, Japan”

  1. beautiful photos man

  2. Thanks Ramiro!

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