Thursday, March 8, 2012
The day after the Neputa Festival we were taken to the Neputa Museum. The entry through these magnificent trees made a great impression as did the exhibition of floats from previous festivals. As part of the activities we were given a small paper Neputa model and shown how to paint it in a traditional way. We were then given a certificate to say we were official Neputa float decorators. I am sure that if I returned to Japan with my certificate and asked whether I could participate I would be made most welcome.