Light is intense in these works of art created from traditional rice paper and years long craftsmanship by numerous people per float. The Nebuta Matsuri is held annually in early August is one of the three largest festivals in the Tohoku region. Nebuta is a float of a brave warrior which is carried through the streets. The theme of the floats are either historical or mythical. Visit the blog about Aomori for more information on this amazing cultural tradition.