Hirosaki Neputa Manji KaiTraditional Performance
“Neputa” has been designated as a significant and intangible folk cultural asset in 1980. At present, gorgeous and splendid “Oogi (fan) Neputa” along with “Kumi (group) Neputa” with orchestra of Neputa such as flavorful flute and Taiko (Japanese drums) are operated by the citizens of Hirosaki.
Tsugaru No Saiten Hirosaki Neputa “SHOUKI”Dance/Performance
Neputa, which illuminates the summer sky of Tsugaru region with high spirits, will come back to the festival again this year. We will express what our homeland is like through our stage performances, exhibits, friendship exchange and participation in the grand parade. When you hear cheering voices of “Ya-Yado,” that means Neputa is making a grand entrance.
Yamagata Minyo MutsumikaiDance/Performance
Yamagata Minyo Mutsumikai is a circle whose members gather to enjoy playing folk songs of the Akita Region on shamisen. Mastering shamisen is difficult, but we enjoy exchanging friendship and promoting mutual understanding between generations, from elementary students to 87-year-old seniors.