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Chiran Neputa Festival
知覧ねぷた祭り

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Seven fan-shaped Neputa with heroic pictures of samurai of 5 meters high

and 4 meters in combat painted on their surfaces draw flutes, hit drums while passing through the night streets.

The festival was originally famous in Hirosaki City in Aomori Prefecture and then began to be held in Chiran

according to the children who attended the community party.

Now it is a communication that the northern festival of Aomori Prefecture is held in Kagoshima of the southern part.

It is held on the third Saturday in July every year.

 

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