Listen to the sound of Nagoya Festival
The upcoming weekend of 3-4 October sees the annual Nagoya Festival, the 55th festival so far.
Nagoya's biggest festival takes place over two days in various parts of the city, including daily parades of large floats with around 700 participants in period samurai costume parading down Otsu dori celebrating Japan's and Chubu's three great medieval warlords: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Other events include marching bands, flower parades, open-car parades, kagura, and lots of children's activities. Representatives from Nagoya's sister cities of Los Angeles, Mexico City, Nanjing, Sydney and Turin will be present and there are stage performances from artists from the various sister cities.
Events take place outside City Hall, Nagoya Station, Nagoya Castle, at Oasis 21 and even small side events at Chubu International Airport - Nagoya's main gateway to the outside world.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009