JAPAN PHOTOS

By Philbert Ono

The first Nebuta was a large paper lantern made in 1593.
According to historical records, the first Nebuta was a large paper lantern made in 1593 by Lord Tamenobu of Tsugaru (now part of Aomori) for the Bon festival in Kyoto. The Nebuta Festival itself started in the late 17th century.
Keywords: aomori nebuta matsuri festival float lantern

The first Nebuta was a large paper lantern made in 1593.

According to historical records, the first Nebuta was a large paper lantern made in 1593 by Lord Tamenobu of Tsugaru (now part of Aomori) for the Bon festival in Kyoto. The Nebuta Festival itself started in the late 17th century.

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