The Force is with the famous Nebuta Festival this year, as Star Wars floats make an appearance

The Force is with the famous Nebuta Festival this year, as Star Wars floats make an appearance

Every year from August 2 to 7, giant illuminated floats of Japanese warriors are paraded through the streets of Aomori City, in the northern-most prefecture on Japan’s main island of Honshu, for the famous Nebuta Festival. Counted as one of the three biggest festivals in Japan, it attracts up to three million visitors each year, but this year, some new, out-of-this-world warriors made an appearance at the festival.

The floats at Nebuta typically show scenes of warriors in battle, like this:

弘前ねぷた事故の後であまり喜べませんが、今年の青森ねぶた祭のねぶた大賞は、千葉作龍さんのサンロード青森。 http://t.co/XbfmlCaBa2


特任市長 (@t_shicho) August 05, 2014

But this year, some less-traditional floats have been making an appearance, featuring everyone’s favorite Jedi, enemies, and friends.

スターウォーズねぶた。
ヨーダ! http://t.co/vyleLm4StL


特任市長 (@t_shicho) August 01, 2015

スターウォーズねぶた。
最後までシークレットだったのは、新作のキャラが描かれたこれ。 http://t.co/QyvVc8sNAo


特任市長 (@t_shicho) August 01, 2015

スターウォーズねぶた。
ダースベイダー。 http://t.co/3CPZvJJBvX


特任市長 (@t_shicho) August 01, 2015

スターウォーズねぶた! http://t.co/HxOSIVBk1q


特任市長 (@t_shicho) August 01, 2015

Twitter user t_shicho has been updating his account with more colorful photos of the festival, so be sure to follow his account for more!

Source: Twitter/@t_shicho h/t Kotaku US
Top image: Twitter/@t_shicho

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The Force is with the famous Nebuta Festival this year, as Star Wars floats make an appearance