Sendai's early summer tradition, "Sendai Aoba Festival," has begun on the 14th for the first time in three years.


The scale of the event was reduced due to measures against the new coronavirus, but from the afternoon, the traditional "Suzume Odori" was held at Jozenji-dori, and visitors enjoyed the festival for the first time in a long time.

The "Sendai Aoba Festival" is an event that revived the Sendai domain festival in the Edo period in 1985, and has become a feature of early summer in Sendai, but due to the influence of the new corona, it will not be held last year. It was.



This year will be held for the first time in three years in a form that has been significantly reduced in scale due to measures against the new corona, and after the ceremony is held at the citizen's plaza in front of Sendai City Hall, the fan is likened to a sparrow's wings and dances. The traditional "Suzume Odori" was performed, and the two-day festival started.



At this year's festival, the area where the Suzume Odori and Yamaboko cruises are held is narrowed down to the area around Jozenji-dori, and the number of participants is limited to about 2,400, which is a quarter of the average year.



From the afternoon, the Suzume dance was performed at Jozenji-dori, where the fresh green of the zelkova trees is beautiful, and the visitors enjoyed the atmosphere of the festival for the first time in three years.



A woman in her thirties in Sendai said, "I was happy that it was held for the first time in three years because I wanted to show a two-year-old child a suzume dance. I was relieved because I had good infection control measures."

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