Traditional Nebuta Lanterns Suspended Over Water Look Like a Ghostly Apparition 2018-06-21 Thu 2018-06-21 Thu One of Japan’s most visually arresting festivals, Nebuta (or Neputa) Matsuri takes place in Aomori prefecture in August every year. Beautiful and humungous laterns intricately constructed with washi paper are mounted on floats and paraded through the nighttime streets. They are pushed by groups of locals and accompanied by singing, instruments and dancing. @saemi.alyssa.kがシェアした投稿 - 2018年 6月月16日午前6時19分PDT But if you can’t make it to Aomori, there’s a little taste of the atmospheric festival which can be seen in Tokyo at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo. Hotel Gajoen Tokyo’s preserved history and artworks are so beautiful that it has been nicknamed ‘Palace of the Dragon God’. Some parts of the building even inspired Hayao Miyazaki when creating the setting for ‘Spirited Away’. The picturesque venue’s historic hundred step stairs are only open to the public when there is an event on, such as this exhibition. masakiさん(@masaki197476)がシェアした投稿 - 2018年 4月月19日午後2時37分PDT The themes are festivals, art, design, craftspeople and technology, incorporating traditional Japanese art like the Nebuta laterns and Edo kiriko glass. One of Nebuta’s famous laterns have been suspended over water making it look like a ghostly apparition. Photography is allowed at the exhibition, so this is a great chance to get some stunning shots of the installations, and of the interior of a historically and culturally important building. The exhibition takes place from 7th July to 2nd September. It’s no coincidence that it starts on the day of Tanabata since Nebuta Festival is related to the celebration. Information for the exhibition is on the hotel's website (Japanese only). By - Jess. Source:masaki197476 / Hotel Gojoen Tokyo / saemi.alyssa.k Tags: Exhibition / Lantern / Nebuta / Tokyo grape Japan Art Traditional Nebuta Lanterns Suspended Over Water Look Like a Ghostly Apparition Related Article Inside Tokyo’s Amazing Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Exhibition and Cafe Get A Quick Energy Charge At The World’s First Caffeine Bar In Tokyo Blind Spots among the Neon Lights – Homelessness in Japan’s Urban Areas Ippodo: The Best Tea In Tokyo! “World’s First” Anime Eyeglasses Shop Opens In Akihabara Capybara, Alpaca, Slow Loris, And Other Animal Cakes From Japan Are Just Too Cute To Eat!