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Wa Rasse

1-1-1 Yasukata, Aomori, Aomori Prefecture 030-0803 , Japan
+81 17-752-1311
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Ranked #4 of 42 Attractions in Aomori
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Shops, Other, Specialty Museums
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Wa Rasse museum displays 5 floats from the previous year's Nebuta festival. Each depicts larger-than-life scenes from myth and folklore. Epic dragons, warriors, tigers and even a giant slug appear in this year's lineup. All the floats have English signage, but the history displays and pictures of past floats are only in Japanese. It's basically across the street from... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Was Rasse is the place to find out about the history of Aomori's Nebuta Festival, from how the giant lanterns are made to how the floats are paraded around. 5 of the floats chosen from the 22 that take part in the parade are on display in the hall, and you can see people working on them, and touch some... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This amazing and modernist looking building contains a collection of floats from the popular Nebuta Matsuri (festival). It also takes you on a journey through the history of the Matsuri. Despite it being in Japanese it is well-documented in a paper handout in English provided by the staff. A great museum to visit in Aomori!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

First of all, the museum costs ¥600 for adults. Inside, they have 2 floors, the top floor (where you start, approximately 2-3 rooms) showing you some cool stuff about the making of the Nebuta floats, which are wire-frame, wood, and paper. You can play with the face on the computer, and, if you speak English, that's about it for you... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We've never been to the Nebuta festival but greatly enjoyed this taste of it. This museum across the street from the Aomori train station has the best of the Nebuta floats from the current year displayed. The museum is about a city block in size and the floats are illuminated in a modern structure. You can walk around them and... More

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Everett, WA
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Located short walk from Aomori station. A little pricey for the amount of Nebuta floats that were on display.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
57 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Located just a few minutes walk from Aomori Station, this attraction showcases Aomori's famous summer festival, the Nebuta Matsuri. You can see the real floats used in previous year's festivals and they are impressive in both scale and design! Other activities include an interactive display of the history of the festival--the old black and white newsreels give you a glimpse... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

Real Nebuta exhibited in the spacious, large hall, are so impressive. Even though I visited this place during the Nebuta week, I enjoyed so much because I can walk around those Nebuta as much as I like. There are some fun stuffs such as 'draw your own Nebuta' which projects your drawing on the sclupture, and 'touch Nebuta' that enables... More

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