Highlights of 10 Aomori Festivals Shown Together; Meta-Event Features Parade Floats, Local Noodles

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Festival floats from various cities in Aomori Prefecture are displayed in Hirakawa, Aomori Prefecture, on Sept. 23.

HIRAKAWA, Aomori — The Aomori 10 Cities Grand Festival, which showcases major festivals and foods from 10 cities in Aomori Prefecture in a single place, was held in Hirakawa on Sept. 23-24.

The festival started in 2012, and this year was the 10th time it was held. The venue displayed floats from such festivals as the Aomori Nebuta Festival and the Hachinohe Sansha Taisai. There were also booths selling local delicacies such as Kuroishi broth yakisoba noodles from Kuroishi and Lake Jusan shijimi freshwater clam ramen from Goshogawara.

Hirakawa resident Akihiro Kudo, 64, who attended with his wife, said with a smile, “I had never had an opportunity to see Hachinohe Sansha Taisai floats until now, but it was dazzling and beautiful.”