The Hiroshima Flower Festival, held during the “Golden Week” holiday in early May every year since 1977, attracts over a million people. The festival is held on Peace Boulevard, which runs on an East-West axis across the city. Half way along its course, Peace Boulevard passes Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park .
During the festival there are parades, concerts, dance, fashion and talk shows with both local citizens and celebrities taking part.
This year supporters of the “YES! Hiroshima-Nagasaki Giteisho” (or “YES Campaign”) were also present at the Flower Festival campaigning for support for the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Protocol for a nuclear-weapon-free world by 2020. They were joined by artist Seitaro Kuroda who has been actively supporting the YES! Campaign through his art work and who drew pictures and created some artwork at the Flower Festival to attract passers-by.
Here is a video of the YES! Campaign in action at the Flower Festival: