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Aizu Festival in Fukushima

Aizuwakamatsu City is well-known for its rich samurai heritage. Every year, a 3-day festival takes place around the castle and down the main street in honor of the 3,000 members of the Aizu Clan who perished during the Boshin Civil War. The main event is a parade consisting of nearly 500 participants dressed as samurai and nobles from various samurai clans.