Shinagawa Syukuba Festival
Held last weekend this year, the Syukuba festival is held annually in the late summer in Shinagawa, Tokyo. The highlight of this festival is a 600 strong parade of marching bands, cheerleaders, clowns, and locals dressed in Edo-era costumes.
As with any festival in Japan, there were lots of food stalls and street vendors …
… and the entertainment was a wide variety of performances by taiko drummers, geishas and a karate exhibition.
There were cheerleaders from JAL (who I think was the primary sponsor for the event) and they even had a bingo game to give away some small prizes to the towns people.
Finally, this was indeed a family event as there were also a lot of activities for the children.
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