This year’s Pikachu Carnival Parade was held in Yokohama on 14 August at 16:00 JST along Nihon Odori. Hot-off-the-press we present 27 images which capture the spirit and energy of the event.
The Carnival is the main event of the Pikachu Outbreak. Despite being held on a Monday afternoon, the streets were absolutely packed. This was in the main due to it being the Obon period, although we spotted quite a few salarymen who had clearly put a fake meeting or two into their calendar in order to be able to witness the spectacle firsthand! For those of you who weren’t able to be there, we hope our shots give you a chance to feel the excitement.
All photos were taken by the Maction Planet team during a ‘Beyond Tokyo: Yokohama‘ private tour for the benefit and enjoyment of our guests. They are used here with their permission, as they were more than happy to share them with the rest of the world. Enjoy!