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Kat
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Kat

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Location: London, Wales (UK)

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Posted:http://www.thamesfestival.org/night/night.html
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Aomori Nebuta Matsuri
Sunday 15th September 2002
(as part of the Thames Festival 2002, 13th-15th
September 2002)

The Nebuta Matsuri, a festival celebrated in Aomori Prefecture, is a long-standing tradition now recognised as a priceless cultural heritage. Nebuta sculptures are made of bamboo, wood, and paper in the shape of popular, traditional figures such as armour-clad samurai. These images can be of immense size, reaching heights of five meters, widths of nine meters and depths of seven meters. The Nebuta are paraded through the streets, accompanied by Japanese drums and flutes and elaborately dressed dancers.

Location: Thames River
Date: September 15th 2002
Time: Rehearsal 17:00, Start 18:00
Contact: NebutaThames@hotmail.com


Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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Spiral_ko


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Location: (Canadian in London, UK)

Total posts: 44
Posted:OHA!

I used to live in Japan... I loved it! Are these things like mikoshi?? or is this to do with the fire festival that goes on in nigata? Let us know what more goes on that night!!

Arigato ne!


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Cassandra


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Location: Back in Paris... for now !

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Posted:Ikitaiiiiiiii

sounds so great ... so many memories of my living in Japan coming back too

enjoy yourselves !!

shine on
Cassandra


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
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Kurobei


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Posted:YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be there for that!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOOHOOO!!!!!!!


whats up with all the limitations?

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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

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Location: London, Wales (UK)

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Posted:Hey Folks,

Check out Aomori Festival Official Website

http://www.nebuta.or.jp/english/pages/what.htm
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I miss Japanese festivals and hopefully this should be fun

Zehi kitte kudasai.


Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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SmallBoy - x


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Location: London

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Posted:Funky chicken-ness

Small Lardy Person In Disguise

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adamrice


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Location: Austin TX USA

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Posted:I attended the Neputa matsuri in Hirosaki (almost the same as the Aomori Nebuta, but with different float designs). It's one of my fondest memories.

Laugh while you can, monkey-boy

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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

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Location: London, Wales (UK)

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Posted:Did anyone make it to the Thames Festival Night procession? I had a great time leaping round the place in my yukata chanting like a mad woman! For those of you who did not attend it was a lovely evening and there was a fantastic athmosphere.

Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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Dom
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Dom

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Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:tug boats with flame throwers! How cool was that! I want one! If you missed them it serves you right for being so lazy! Also an impressive firework display.

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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

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Location: London, Wales (UK)

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Posted:http://only-viewable-at.homeofpoi.com/mycgi/album.cgi?album=Kat
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Photos from the Nebuta Thames Festival in London


Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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