Nebuta float - tape art by Chiho Harazaki

Spirit of Nebuta
 18" x 24"
Electrical tape on paper

The Nebuta float tradition evolved from the ancient Buddhist custom of floating lanterns down a river to carry away ancestral spirits. The Nebuta Festival in Aomori Prefecture is one of the oldest and most well-known summer festivals in Japan. This is a commissioned art work for JACCC (Japanese American Cultural & Community Center) and Sustainable Little Tokyo. The enlargement window decal has been installed at Demitasse Cafe in Little Tokyo, as part of the Windows of Little Tokyo outdoor art exhibition.