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Nebuta Museum WA-RASSE – Expo 2025: Live to Travel, Travel to Live

Nebuta Museum WA-RASSE

At the Nebuta Museum WA-RASSE, you can admire powerful and massive Nebuta floats up close that were used in past Aomori Nebuta Festivals. This festival, held every year from August 2nd–7th, attracts over two million visitors annually with its colorful doll-shaped lanterns on carts called Nebuta (large floats) that festival participants parade through the streets at night. In addition to witnessing the Nebuta floats, you can also experience the festival atmosphere through Nebuta Hayashi music and performances. You even have opportunities to play the music and dance as haneto (dancer). There are English subtitles on the videos that the museum broadcasts every 30 minutes, allowing you to learn more about the Nebuta Festival.

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Nebuta Museum WA-RASSE and Expo 2025

At Nebuta Museum WA-RASSE, you can experience the importance of preserving and nurturing unique traditional events, both of which represent the Expo theme, "Connecting Lives."

Q1: How does this attraction bring tourists and locals together?

A: Along with the Nebuta bayashi music, we share the joy of the festival with travelers through experiences such as participating in festival music performances and dancing as haneto. Additionally, to overcome language barriers, we conduct foreign language training for staff members and provide foreign language exhibit explanations with QR codes and English descriptions. We strive to welcome more travelers to the Nebuta Museum and make it a place for interaction with local staff.

Q2: What kind of impressions have you got from visitors?

A: We have received many comments from visitors who have been impressed by the intricate and colorful Nebuta floats on display and have been moved by the skill and artistry that goes into their creation. Guests who have experienced the traditions of Japan through the Nebuta Festival have expressed a strong desire to visit the country again.

Q3: Any message for visitors planning to see Expo 2025?

A: Enjoy a fusion of traditional Japanese festivals and art at our facility where you can see the beautiful Aomori Nebuta up close. We offer a wonderful and memorable experience of Japanese festival culture and art. We look forward to welcoming you!

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