Stars Wars Turned Into Japanese Lanterns

Stars Wars Turned into Japanese Lanterns

Each August, traditional lantern floats are carried through the city of Aomori. This year, joining the traditional Japanese samurai floats, were Star Wars characters. Fitting, I know.

Picture: t_shicho

The floats typically feature warriors, deities and animals. See the below photos from Twitter user t_shicho, who lives in Aomori.

Stars Wars Turned into Japanese Lanterns

Picture: t_shicho

Stars Wars Turned into Japanese Lanterns

Picture: t_shicho

George Lucas was heavily influenced by Japanese culture, so even if this is part of a Star Wars PR push, it makes sense.

Stars Wars Turned into Japanese Lanterns

Picture: t_shicho

Stars Wars Turned into Japanese Lanterns

Picture: t_shicho

Stars Wars Turned into Japanese Lanterns

Picture: t_shicho

Even if they don't quite nail Obi-wan, the Force is strong with these lanterns.

The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri runs from August 2 to August 7. Check out t_shicho's Twitter for more pics.


Comments

    Star Wars characters. Fitting, I know.

    Am i missing something here? a dedication to Iwata would be fitting, but Star Wars?

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