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Tachineputa Museum

Giant neputa floats are believed to have been visible even from neighboring towns upon first appearing in local history around 1907. Dazai may have seen these neputa floats in his childhood. Neputa floats disappeared during the Taisho period but were eventually restored in 1998 as tachineputa (standing neputa) after 80 years. Here in Tachineputa Museum, visitors can always experience the charm of these gigantic tachineputa floats, each measuring 22 meters in height and weighing 18 tons, that are paraded through the streets accompanied by revelers cheerfully shouting “yatte-mare, yatte-mare !” The moment visitors set foot in the exhibition room designed in the image of a festival at night, they are overwhelmed by the impressive height of these neputa floats.

Hours open 09:00 to 21:00 (April to October; hours open in winter from November)
Closed January 1
Admission Tachineputa exhibition room: 600 yen for adults;
450 for senior high school students;
250 yen for elementary and junior high school students;
Art exhibition gallery: 300 yen for adults;
100 yen for elementary,
junior and senior high school students
Address 21-1 Omachi, Goshogawara City, Aomori Prefecture

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