Parade in Hirosaki

Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri

Giant illuminated floats parade through town, accompanied by flutes and drums for every night of Hirosaki's famed Neputa Matsuri. The festival is considered to signify ceremonial preparation for battle,...

Cultural in Hirosaki


Area farmers gather for an annual moonlit pilgrimage to the peak of Iwaki-san, where they pray for a bountiful harvest.