Festivals

Nebuta Museum WA RASSE

Nebuta Museum WA RASSE

The Nebuta Museum WA-RASSE is a facility that introduces the history and charms of the Aomori Nebuta Festival. At the museum you can experience every aspect of the festival. On display are 4 full-sized floats that participated in the festival in August, and Nebuta Faces that show the individuality of their respective creators

This is my second visit to Nebuta Museum WA-RASSE It is a facility that introduces the history and charms of the Aomori Nebuta Festival Every year the best floats from the Nebuta Festival – which runs between 2-7 of August, are exhibited at the facility for the next 12 months So, in a way no two visits to the Nebuta House will ever be the same I have written an in-depth article on the nuances of the Nebuta festival and how the museum facilitates the unique tradition in the Aomori prefecture You can more about it here [ngg src=”galleries” ids=”116″ exclusions=”2137,2138,2139,2140,2141,2142,2143,2144,2146,2147,2149,2150,2148″

Warrior dolls of Aomori Nebuta Museum

The Nebuta summer festival is a spectacular event held in Aomori Prefecture of Japan, where massive paper lantern floats based on kabuki or mythical stories, flanked by large taiko drums, musicians and dancers parade through the city. For those like me who missed the festival, the floats are kept back at the Museum to enjoy throughout the year.

Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is one of the largest Japanese festivals in the Tōhoku region It is held every year at the beginning of August Unfortunately I missed it by a whisker However there is still a ray of hope for people like us if you visit Aomori during a different period of time, you can still enjoy a part of its beauty at the Wa Rasse Nebuta Museum The Wa Rasse Nebuta Museum in Aomori showcases some of the most spectacular Nebuta Floats from Aomori’s annual Nebuta Matsuri The museum is a great place to learn about the world-famous festival and everything Nebuta It walks the visitors through the history of Nebuta and it’s
NaraRurie

Lights of NaraRurie

We go for late night stroll along a path shining with a sea of blue lights. Nararurie referred to as Corridor of Happiness, is held in early spring in Nara. The Park is covered in a beautiful world of azure blue, ushering in happiness into everyone’s lives.

Nara Rurie, a winter illumination festival is celebrated in early spring in Nara The Park is covered in a beautiful world of azure blue, believed to usher happiness into everyone’s lives The deep blue Rurie, has been held sacred as a supreme color by the Japanese people since being introduced via the Silk Road This year Nara Rurie marks its 5th anniversary Once I started to discover Nara, the first thing that impressed me about this city is its amazing historical highlights Nara is an ancient city with thousands of historic treasures It is most noted for the many ancient Japanese Buddhist buildings and artifacts in and around the city, including the Seven Great Temples
New Year at Todaiji

Ringing in the new year at Todai-ji

We decided to do something different this new year eve. We walked down to Todaiji at midnight to usher in the new year with the blessings of the great Daibutsu. For it is only during New Year eve that the upper doors, in front of the face of the Great Buddha, are opened so all can witness the eyes of the Daibutsu.

We decided to do something different this new year eve We walked down to Todai-ji at midnight to usher in the new year with the blessings of the great Daibutsu Todai-ji is the largest of the Seven Great Temples of Nara and one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara“ The roads were lit and the streets were empty Nothing new for someone who has lived in Nara even for a short amount of time Once we reached the Nara Park area, we could see some families walking towards the temple A group of deer were gathered under the street lights We came across some deer while walking towards Todaiji The narrow

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