Goshogawara Tachineputa

Powerful and definitely worth seeing

Goshogawara Tachineputa
The Tachineputa held from 4 to 8 August every year in Goshogawara City is regarded as one of the three major Neputa of Aomori, alongside with Aomori and Hirosaki. The most marked characteristic of the Tachineputa is its massive size. Standing at about 23 meters tall and weighing approximately 19 tons, these giant Neputa exude immense power as they parade through the town to the calls of “Yattemare! Yattemare!” 
About 15 Neputa partake in the parade, including the three large-scale Tachineputa on display at Tachineputa no Yakata at the center of Goshogawara City, as well as small and medium Neputa made by the town, schools, and other hobby clubs. Each one is themed, and presented in detailed modelling and bright colors to bring out these themes. The exquisite balance between the powerful musical accompaniment and the gracefully lit Tachineputa is a must-see! 
Outside of the festival period, the Neputa can also be viewed as permanent exhibits at the Tachineputa no Yakata.
Address
青森県五所川原市
Telephone Number
0173-38-1515
Opening Times
19:00 to 21:00
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