St. Patrick’s Day in Tokyo

I don’t think I have ever been to see a St. Patrick’s Day parade before today. Growing up in Belfast everything connected with being British / Irish was political. And if there were parades I wasn’t taken to see them.

Flags blowing over Omotesando Dori

Last year Marty walked in the Tokyo parade but I missed it as I was back in Northern Ireland. I have family here at the minute and we decided it would be fun to go out and see what the Irish are doing in Tokyo. I found the whole thing slightly weird as it was an odd mixture of Irish, Japanese, American, and the colour green. My favourite part was watching the Irish Wolfhound society. I have no idea where anyone could afford to live in Tokyo with room for a dog that size.

Irish Wolfhounds in Tokyo St. Patrick’s Day Parade

There were also parts that I just didn’t understand and I still can’t work out exactly what the Irish connection was.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

3 Responses to “St. Patrick’s Day in Tokyo”

  1. Jessica Marie Says:

    Pittsburgh is really big on St. Patrick’s Day too, with a big parade and pub crawls and events that last for at least 24 hours straight. Next year I’ll have to go to the parade and get some pictures.
    That last picture is…puzzling.

  2. karen Says:

    I’ve been told that the creature in the last picture is a pink rabbit. But I have no idea what the connection between Ireland and a pink rabbit is.

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