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Kuroishi Neputa Festival

Schedule Every year from 7/30 ~ 8/5
Caution Approximately 50 Neputa floats will gather in a single location and form a parade on 7/30 and 8/2 only. On all other days the floats will be pulled in their respective neighborhoods. On the final day of the festival the floats will be pulled in the morning.
July 30th 17:30 Opening Ceremony
July 30th 18:30 First float departs (floats are judged in front of Kuroishi’s City Hall)
August 2nd 18:30 First float departs (Award ceremony in front of the Takahi Hair Salon on Fukuda Odori)
Traffic Approximately 8 minutes by car from the Kuroishi Interchange. 10 minutes walking from the Kuroishi Station on the Konan Railway Line.
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Official website http://k-jc.com/neputa/
Contact Information Kuroishi Sangyou Kaikan, 3rd Floor
5-2 Ichinomachi, Kuroishi, Aomori Prefecture 〒036-0307
Public Interest Corporation, Kuroishi Youth Assembly
TEL 0172-52-3369 FAX 0172-52-3376

About the Kuroishi Neputa Festival

The main feature of Kuroishi’s Neputa festival is that it is possible to see both doll and fan-shaped Neputa floats. Aomori Nebuta and Hirosaki Neputa both serve as representative festival’s for Aomori Prefecture, but since long ago doll and fan-shaped floats have co-existed in Kuroishi.
Another prominent characteristic of Kuroishi Neputa is the pictures that are drawn on the back of the floats, which are there to see watchers off. The front of the floats usually depict pictures of warriors, so the backs are adorned with images of beautiful women.
These somewhat lonely images provide a good contrast with the magnificent pictures on the front, charming spectators with the fantasy world that they create.

Photos from the Kuroishi Neputa Festival


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