Akiko Matsuura, a 22-year-old office worker living in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, has been chosen as the 66th Saioudai of the Aoi Festival, one of Kyoto's three major festivals. The Aoi Festival Parade Preservation Society (Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City) made the announcement on April 11, 2024 at a hotel in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City.

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