Goshogawara Tachineputa Festival

Culture - Goshogawara-city

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The Goshogawara city Tachineputa Festival is a summer festival held annually between August 4th and August 8th. Along with Aomori Nebuta Festival, Hirosaki Neputa Festival, and Kuroishi Yosare Festival, it is known as one of the four largest festivals of the Tsugaru region.
Tachineputa are massive 23-meter (75 feet) tall 19-ton (38000 lbs) parade floats.At this festival, Tachineputa are conveyed through the city of Goshogawara while float carriers and dancers excitedly shout “Yattemare! Yattemare!” The Tachineputa parade never fails to captivate the audience with its unbelievable size and vigor. In addition to the three large tachineputas which are regularly exhibited at the Tachineputa No Yakata (Tachineputa Museum), a total of 15 floats of various sizes are featured in the festival.

The Origin of the Massive Neputa

The oldest written record regarding tachineputa in Goshogawara dates back to 1907. It notes that great land owners of the time competed against each other to make the highest neputa. The neputas were said to be visible from neighboring towns as they are recorded to have reached a height of 65 feet. Unfortunately, the massive neputas became obscure as the schematics and records of the massive neputas were lost after two devastating town fires. In 1993, some lost scematics and pictures were found, thus reviving the tachineputas. Today, Goshogawara Tachineputa has gained much popularity as one of the leading summer festivals along Aomori Nebuta and Hirosaki Neputa.

Basic Information

Address Central Goshogawara-shi
Tel Goshogawara City Tourist Association 0173-38-1515
Fax Goshogawara City Tourist Association 0173-26-6626
Period August 4th to August 8th Annually 19:00~21:00
*August 3rd-Fireworks festival. August 4th-8th Tachineputa parade
*The festival is scheduled on the same date every year regardless of the days of the week.
Price Paid Reserved Seats: ¥2,500 per person
Sale begins around April 20th.
*Other seats are available free of charge.
Contact: Goshogawara Chamber of Commerce and Industry 0173-35-2121 
URL Tachineputa No Yakata (Tachineputa Museum) (Japanese)

Transportation

JR Goshogawara Station 3-minute walk Tachineputa No Yakata (Tachineputa Museum)

JR Goshogawara Station

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