#188 Fukuyama Rose Festival

Japan has a lot of festivals…

Winter festivalssummer festivalsnaked man festivals and even roses have their own special day.

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Fukuyama in Hiroshima prefecture holds an annual rose festival.

It’s held in the aptly named Rose Park and Midori-Machi (Green Town) Park.

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You can see tons of varieties and colors of roses.

Approximately 500,000 roses are in bloom

Roses are a symbol of love (or, you’ve done something wrong and you want your partner to forgive you).

So… a couple gets married at the festival every year in a ‘Rose Wedding’ ceremony.

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And you can learn how to do rose origami and even by rose flavoured food and drinks.

There’s a parade and some kids attractions too. No wonder the festival attracts 800,000 visitors per year.

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Who knew roses could be so popular?

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It’s held on the second weekend of May every year!

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