Vehicle For Imperial Parade Unveiled

Vehicle for Imperial parade unveiled

The media has been invited to see an open-top car that will carry Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako in a procession in Tokyo later this month to celebrate the Emperor's enthronement.

The car, which was delivered to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo last month, is based on Toyota Motor's Century sedan. It is more than 5 meters long and almost 2 meters wide.

Gion Festival Floats Parade Through Kyoto

Gion Festival floats parade through Kyoto

Ornately decorated floats paraded through Japan's ancient capital Kyoto on Wednesday at the climax of the annual Gion Festival.

The grand procession began in the morning when a child in traditional costume on the lead float used a sword to cut a sacred rope stretched across one of the city's main streets.

Japan Decides On Imperial Succession Parade Route

Japan decides on Imperial succession parade route

A Japanese government committee has decided on the route of a parade scheduled for October to celebrate the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.

The parade will be held on October 22 and continue for about 30 minutes.

Period Parade In Kanda Festival In Tokyo

Period parade in Kanda festival in Tokyo

People dressed in period costumes took part in one of the three largest festivals in Tokyo on Saturday.

The Shinko-sai parade is one of the highlights of the Kanda Matsuri festival, which has a history of 400 years. The event is held once every two years at the Kanda Myojin shrine.

Imperial Guard Members Show Determination In Tokyo Parade

Imperial Guard members show determination in Tokyo parade

About 250 Imperial Guard Headquarters members paraded solemnly through central Tokyo on Jan. 25 with unwavering determination ahead of the upcoming historical events in accordance with Emperor Akihito's abdication of the throne.

The members of the Imperial Guard Headquarters, dedicated to the protection of the emperor and his family, marched in perfect unison with 12 guard horses and three guard dogs during an annual parade through Higashi Gyoen (east garden of the Imperial Palace) to mark the beginning of the year.

'chagu Chagu' Horse Parade In Northern Japan

'Chagu Chagu' horse parade in northern Japan

Dozens of horses decked out in colorful fittings and bells have taken part in an annual early summer festival in northern Japan.

The "Chagu Chagu Umakko" festival features horses adorned with bells and decorations. It is held at the end of the rice-planting season to give thanks to the animals for helping farmers in the fields.

Cheeky Parade To Disband In July

Cheeky Parade to disband in July

It's been announced that Cheeky Parade will disband in July. 

Cheeky Parade formed on February 19, 2012 and made their major debut in January of 2013 as Avex's idol label iDOL Street's second artist following SUPER☆GiRLS. Since Yamamoto Marin and Suzuki Mariya went to Los Angeles to study abroad in January of 2016, the group has been active as a five member group. 

Honda Community Partners And Volunteers To Celebrate "making A Difference" On 2018 Rose Parade® Float

Honda Community Partners and Volunteers to Celebrate

On January 1, 2018, Honda will lead the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda with its float entry, "Power of Dreams Express." The float brings together Honda's philanthropic partner organizations and volunteers to highlight this year's parade theme, "Making a Difference."

Crafted from enchanted musical instruments reimagined as a three-car train, the float is a whimsical representation of Honda's commitment to engineer good in the community. The Power of Dreams Express float will feature four Honda philanthropy partners—Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM), Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation—all of which focus on nationwide initiatives that address the physical and mental health of young people. Float riders will include representatives from each organization, including KTLA Morning News co-anchor, Frank Buckley, on behalf of JDRF.

Usj Park Goes High Tech With Old-fashioned Parade At Night

USJ park goes high tech with old-fashioned parade at night

OSAKA--Universal Studios Japan is banking on the old adage "everyone loves a parade" in preparing to launch a high-tech updated version in 2018 showcasing characters from its most popular films.

A USJ Co. official said on Oct. 30 that the theme park, located in the city's Konohana Ward, hopes to become a major evening draw with the "Universal Spectacle Night Parade" through an investment of more than 7 billion yen ($61.86 million), more than double that for the park's existing parades.

Gion Festival's Yamahoko Junko Parade Dazzles Kyoto

Gion Festival's Yamahoko Junko parade dazzles Kyoto

KYOTO--Crowds packed the city center streets here for the spectacular sights and sounds of the Yamahoko Junko grand procession at the annual Gion Festival on July 17.

The parade of traditional "yamahoko" floats, some of which are mounted with ceremonial halberds, marked the penultimate headline event at the month-long festival, which is said to have originated between the eighth and 10th centuries with the purpose of warding off curses that were believed to have caused frequent natural disasters and plagues in Kyoto.

Nebuta Float Debuts At Hollywood Parade

Nebuta float debuts at Hollywood paradeA giant float from one of Japan's largest summer festivals has made its debut at the 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.
It is the first time any float from the Nebuta Festival in northern Japan has taken part in the event. The festival is known for its spectacular display of floats in the city of Aomori.

Nara’s Colorful ‘tenpyo Gyoretsu’ Parade Draws Culture Day Crowds

Nara’s colorful ‘Tenpyo Gyoretsu’ parade draws Culture Day crowdsTourists snapped photos and marveled at the spectacle of a procession of ancient nobles in brightly colored costumes that marked national Culture Day on Nov. 3.
Around 100 men and women wore the outfits once fashionable in Nara Period (710-784) imperial courts to walk from JR Nara Station to Todaiji temple, via Nara Park’s backdrop of reddening autumn leaves.