Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is an annual festival that brings out every possible color that remains hidden in Japan. A spectator will be surprised to notice its similarity with the much well heard of Rio carnival of Brazil. Essentially a celebration of the nature that is marked by the harvest of the crops, Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is out an out a festival of joy with dances, drum beats, flute tunes and cheers.
The highlight of this festival is the giant floats that are paraded in the streets. These figures are usually of gods, demons, spirits and ancestors which measures five meters in height and upto nine meters in width. These creations are moved in a graceful way to the entertainment of the onlookers with the masters' touch. The dancers that sway around during this gala event are known as haneto dancers. They are typically dressed in colorful garments and possess a unique dance style. It is a scene to watch when more than 2,00,000 haneto dancers dance their way in tandem with the floats, Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is a part of Japan's social and cultural milieu that has a major role to play in the development of the upcoming generations of the nation.