Kuroishi Neputa, July 30 through August 5; Festivals in Tohoku, vol. 8

“Yahleyahleyah”. Probably because more kids join in pulling a float, Kuroishi Neputa sounds gentler. In fact, this shout is older than regular “lassaylah”, in case you may not know.
In the Edo era, shout for a “tanabata (star festival)” lantern festival (present Hirosaki Neputa) was yahleyahleyah. “Lassaylah” for return in triumph (Aomori Nebuta), “yahyadoh” for going into battle (Hirosaki Neputa), “yattemare” for fighting (Goshogawara Tachineputa); all are brave and lively but yahleyahleyah echoing under the night summer sky will penetrate to your heart.

Tourism photos of Aomori are provided from them.

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