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Hiroshima Food Festival
October 26 - October 27Free
Hundreds of stalls hawking every food product from every part of the prefecture around Hiroshima Castle and in Chuo-koen Park for two days. As I’m sure you know, Japanese people love nothing more than a bit of food tourism, so it can get pretty busy with thousands of people crammed between the tents pumping out mouth-watering smells and the castle moat. There are also boat rides around the castle, a big flea market as well as some live music and kagura performances on Saturday.
We recommend that vegetarians take a packed lunch.
Saturday, October 26
10:30 Kinshou Kagura Troupe performs Tsuchigumo (Read more about this troupe’s spectacular performance)
17:00 Asahigaoka Kagura Troupe perform Princess Takiyasha
17:45 Suzuhari Kagura Troupe performs Minamotyo-no-yorimasa (Read about this troupe’s rendition of this piece at the English Kagura Experience.)
18:30 Asahigaoka Kagura Troupe perform Modoribashi
19:15 Suzuhari Kagura Troupe performs Momijigari
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Photos from past food festivals