31.1.05

Neputa Festival, Hirosaki

Hirosaki Neputa has been designated an important intangible national cultural heritage custom. It was first mentioned in history in 1722. The diary of the feudal domain recorded that the fifth lord of the feudal domain, Nobutoshi, watched Nebuta. Nepu-hayashi, festive music, with drums, pipes and gongs invigorates Neputa and spurs the people of Tsugaru into action. It is said that the third lord of the feudal domain Nobuyoshi, who was said never to be content with second best, had the "Tsugaru Jyoppari (stubborn) gigantic drum" made for the first time.

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