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68th Ube Festival

The city of Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, will come into its own this weekend, with entertainers packing the Tokiwa-dori main street and its vicinity as part of the Ube Festival.

The highlight of the festival will be held on Nov. 3, when performers, including yosakoi and nanban ondo folk dancers, will parade along the streets before coming together for a dance starting at 3 p.m.

As well as that, Harmony Square near Ube Shinkawa Station will provide a stage for acts such as idol-pop group STU48, actor and singer Eisaku Yoshida and more. (Yuki Yamauchi)