Monday, March 5, 2012
One evening during the Wood Fire Festival we were taken to the Neputa Festival in Goshogawara. These huge floats were made with bamboo and paper and manhandeled through the streets accompanied by drums, flutes, whistles and much chanting. The people attending the Wood Fire Festival were instructed to wear the red T-shirts given them and to join in the fun. And fun it was! These floats were about nine meters high - as tall as a three story building.