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Yao ( is a 八尾市 Yao-shi) city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1948.
As of 2009, the city has an estimated
population of 271,454 and a population density of 6,510 persons per km². The total area is 41.71 km².
Yao is home to a
general aviation airport, Yao Airport.
It is perhaps best known for its
Kawachi ondo festival. The first day features dancers in colorful costumes parading along the street. The second day is a huge bon odori on the grounds of Yao high school where hundreds of people gather to dance and celebrate their historic song and dance.
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People from Yao [ edit ]
Dokyo, Buddhist monk
Toyokawa Etsushi, actor
Kawachiya Kikusuimaru, musician
Masumi Kuwata, former baseball player
Takashi Miike, film director
Tokushichi Nomura, Businessman, founder of the Nomura zaibatsu
Yui Okada, singer
Noboru Rokuda, manga artist
Shota Shimizu, singer
Tawa (Lemming) Kazue, painter artist
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