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7/30/2009

Nebuta Preview



On Tuesday I attended the Nebuta Preview, which was held at the Mikawaya Warehouse in Little Tokyo. It began at 3PM, there where many photographers, videographers and even a local news channel as well just interested people. If you attended you got a press packet, which included a CD with a powerpoint showing pictures of the Nebuta floats as well as a T-Shirt, and posters for the event.

Nebuta is a festival that happens in Aomori Japan. The floats represent a brave warrior who is carried through the city who is wearing a haneto style wardrobe. You can read more here.

Mike Okamoto who is in charge of this years Nebuta festival and LAPD Chief Terry Hara spoke at the event. The gave and overview of what Nebuta is and talked about the floats and what you can expect at the festival. We then had a performance by the Haneto dancers, beck sure to check out the videos above of them speaking and of the Haneto Dancers below.



The Nebuta Floats will be featured in the Nisei Week Grand Parade which starts @ 5:30 on August 16th (Sunday). The floats should appear in the parade about 7PM. There will be drums and live dancers, definitely something to see.

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