Organizers behind Tokyo's sixth annual Rainbow Pride fair and parade said Sunday that this weekend's festival set a new attendance record.

The two-day fair, which included booths set up by many Japanese and Japan-based foreign companies, began on Saturday. Thousands of people joined Sunday's parade to celebrate the LGBT community.

According to organizers, roughly 70,000 people attended this weekend's fair and parade, the biggest turnout in the event's history.

Support for LGBT rights is growing gradually in Japan. Several of the city's wards have started recognizing gay and lesbian couples with same-sex partnerships.

A poll released last year found that a majority (51%) of Japanese support changing the nation's laws to allow gay couples to marry.

However, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said this week that it has found systemic bullying against LGBT students taking place in Japan's schools.

(Related: Human Rights Watch calls bullying of LGBT students in Japan “epidemic.”)