Hirosaki Neputa Festival

Hirosaki Neputa is designated as a significant intangible folk cultural asset. Neputa first appeared in official historical documents in 1722. The 5th Lord Nobuhisa wrote of viewing Neputa in his diary. The "Tsugaru Gojoppari Odaiko Drum" was first made by the 3rd Lord, Nobuyoshi known for being a sore loser. The Hirosaki Neputa Festival is held from August 1st to the 7th of each year, in which Ougi (fan) neputa, with pictures of brave and skilled warriors, and Kumi neputa parade through the city.

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