Hiroshima Flower Festival
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|Hiroshima Flower Festival|
Symbol Flower Tower with Flame
The festival includes multiple stages for entertainment, shops, a small zoo, and other amusement attractions along Peace Boulevard and in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Many concerts, dancing shows, fashion shows, talk shows, and traditional and contemporary performances featuring local citizens and other events are held throughout the area. Locals also participate in a parade, and Yosakoi dance on Peace Boulevard.
The underlying themes of the festival are to:
- Make Hiroshima full of flowers, greens, and music.
- Share the brightness and dignity of life with all people.
- Appeal for a warm-hearted cultural and personnel interchange from Hiroshima to the world.
The key events of the festival are:
- Flower parade on May 3.
- Kinsai (visit us) Yosakoi parade on May 5.
Concerts and performances
- Multiple concerts and performances on twenty stages, and in seventy squares every day.
- Candlelight services with peace messages and origami cranes
- Mikoshi, Kagura and peace concerts are held at night.
- A featured performer termed the Flower singer was arranged to sing the theme song each year up to 2005. From 2006 the Flower singer was replaced with Flower Festival special guests, and other guests were also noted. These performers have been:
- Official website (in Japanese)
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