nebuta
Nebuta Festival 

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Aomori Nebuta Festival

A parade of lanterns shaped like samurai warriors is carried throughout the streets of the city of Aomori. Some can measure up to 8 metres high and 15 metres wide! This is the largest nebuta (float) festival in Japan, attracting a large number of tourists each year.
Since 1980, this festival has been designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.