The construction of the impressive tanks-lanterns festival is well underway, each of immense structures requiring a year of work before being completed. Many theories exist about the origin of Nebuta Festival. One of them would be the submission of the rebels in the district of Aomori by General Tamuramaro early 800. He created gigantic creatures, called "Nebuta" to frighten the enemy. Another theory was a development of a Chinese festival. One of the customs during the festival was "TORO" the chariot. A "Toro" is a wooden box wrapped with Japanese paper. The light of a candle inside the Japanese "toro" and floated on the river or the sea The purpose of this step is to purify and send the evil spirits at sea today tanks are made of a wooden base, carefully covered with Japanese paper, beautifully colored and lit from within with hundreds of bulbs. In early August, the tanks are pulled through the streets accompanied by people dancing in costumes native, playing tunes on flutes and drums. Many citizens of Aomori are involved in the construction of these beautiful tanks. They were designed in relation to characters or historical themes. One reason for the popularity of the festival Nebuta is that the audience is invited and encouraged to participate. The sounds of drums and bamboo flutes inspire people to prepare costumes and begin to practice the dances Nebuta.
From 01-08-2015 to 09-08-2015
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