This is also little late but last weekend there was Curry Festival by the Navy Base. The festival extended from next to my school to the near by beach park where a navy ship is in display. Until the main area the shops were all for shaved ice, takoyaki(octopus ball), yakisoda(stir fried noodle), and other souvenir. It was an event where people can participate by voting the best tasting curry but the only thing is you had to buy them…
I have been to other tasting festivals in the U.S. and I thought that was executed a lot better than this. The reason is that in the U.S. you pay a set price as an entrance fee and you can eat everything for free but the drinks. However, here I couldn’t do that. Also, it was regular size meal so there was no way you can eat and compare the taste of different curries.
Anyways, it was pretty cool. There were other entertainments and shops as well. It seems the even occurs every year. May be I will try one or two next year.