Many locals seem to have tired of this annual event, which grew out of the celebations following the Hiroshima Carp's first championship in 1975, and are weary of the in your face commercialism that seems to override the "festival" spirit. The event does pull in thousands of people from near and far, and it's well worth a wander around, if only to observe the mad scramble for the flowers that adorn Peace Boulevard on the final day.... http://www.gethiroshima.com/en/Events/details?eventid=413
Sunday, May 08, 2005
the street parade was alive and kicking. Music, song and dance blaring down the street was fantastic!