First held in 1655, the Sendai Aoba Festival takes place at the beginning of the warm season in early May.
The Yoi Matsuri on Saturday night features the Suzume Odori, the Sparrow Dance, performed by thousands of dancers. On Sunday, many mikoshi shrines and large yamaboko floats are paraded down the city streets. Food, crafts and various stalls will be available.
How to get there
The main location of the Sendai Aoba Festival is Jozenji Street in central Sendai, in Miyagi Prefecture.