Thursday, February 25, 2010
Yokohama celebrated the new lunar year with a colorful parade. Members of Chinese schools in Japan performing Lion, and dragon dances, also community members’ in imperial customs, paraded through the streets of the Chinatown.
The first groups of dragon and lion dancers were formed by kids of local elementary school. It was probably not the scariest dragon/lions that I ever seen, but surely the cutest.
The kid’s lions were followed by a group of members of the community dressed as period’s imperial royalty, and Chinese theatre costumes.
The crowd favorites were the kids from Chinese secondary schools in groups of lions and dragons.
At the end of the parade a 10m long dragon closed the event.