Aomori Nebuta festival in Japan brings colors to life

Aomori Nebuta festival in Japan brings colors to life

The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri (“Aomori Nebuta Festival” or simply “Aomori Nebuta”) is a Japanese summer festival that takes place in Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. The festival attracts the most tourists of any of the country’s nebuta festivals, and is counted among the three largest festivals in the Tōhoku region. Large illuminated floats of glowing figures—Nebuta—parade through town, and are newly crafted each year based on […]

Japanese Yosegi Art

Japanese Yosegi Art

Japanese yosegi art is made by gluing colored wood and cutting it thin like paper.  Instead of using paint, Japanese Yosegi decorations are made out of natural fine grains and textures of wood. First, timbers are cut into rods of desired sections, the rods are then glued together to form a section of geometrical design pattern. The surface is sliced into thin plates of wood, which […]