Not to be confused with the Aoba Festival, although they both take place at the Shimin Hiroba/Kotodai-koen, the Aoba Ward Festival takes place every autumn. It's a chance for food vendors and performance groups to showcase their talents, and for locals to enjoy a day out. Mascots abound as everyone makes the most of the crowds to promote and raise awareness.
Apart from food and dances, there's a parade through the shopping arcades and plenty of games and activities for children. It's a day out that anyone can enjoy.
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