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Aomori city 青森市Pictures of Aomori city, the capital city of Aomori Pref.
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Nebuta Festival ねぶた祭


Held during Aug. 2-7, this matsuri features Nebuta floats which are giant, wire-frame, paper lanterns shaped in various legendary and macho characters such as samurai warriors, demons, and gods. They are dramatically illuminated from the inside and paraded on the streets at night.

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Hirosaki 弘前市Pictures of Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture.
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Neputa Festival ねぷた祭り


Held during Aug. 1-7, the Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri is without the rowdiness of the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri. Instead of the haneto, there are many children pulling the floats with ropes.

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Hirosaki Castle 弘前城


Originally built in 1611 by Lord Tsugaru Nobuhira, Hirosaki Castle's current donjon was rebuilt in 1810. Although the structure is small, it is a well-known architectural work. In 1895, the castle was made public and the castle park has become one of Japan's famous sites for cherry blossoms.

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