Fans dressed up as Menma and celebrated the Yukiatsu – Kudasai Festival

In the City of Chichibu in Saitama Prefecture, where the story of the animated franchise of Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day), the “Yukiatsu Festival“, An annual celebration where fans of the franchise come together to celebrate.

This year, however, the celebration is even twofold, since it is also the tenth anniversary of the premiere of the series in Japan. The most curious thing about this festival is that despite bearing the name of one of the characters, Atsumu “Yukiatsu” Matsuyuki, fans cosplay from Meiko “Menma” Honma as they walk through the city streets. This is a direct reference to one of the scenes from the fourth episode of the original series, where Atsumu dons clothes similar to Menma’s to fool the group.

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