SAMURAI Parade on 8/22 16:00-17:45

The Samurai parade is from 16:00-17:45.

The Samurai are parading around Matsudamachi, check it out.

Don’t miss this parade of traditional Samurai, feudal lords, armor bearers and assistants!

During the Edo period, the Tokugawa leadership instituted “sankinkoutai.”  “Sankinkoutai” was a system under which feudal lords were required to live in Edo every other year instead of their kingdom.  The feudal lords would often travel to Edo with a great number of staff, security, their princess, her staff and assistants.  This parade is a historical reference to the Edo period and the system of “sankinkoutai.”
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