new york -Thousands gathered on Saturday ManhattanThe first Japan parade.
As CBS2’s Talia Perez reports, the organizers say the event has shown solidarity with other Asian countries to celebrate Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
The festival of Japanese culture began at Central Park West and marched from West 81st Street to 68th Street.
The parade was led by George Takei, who is famous for his role as Sulu in “Star Trek.” Takei acted as the grand marshal of the parade.
“America is a wonderful country. Japan is a wonderful country,” said Takei. “Look at all these people celebrating the Japan Parade together. All the diversity of America. It’s a great day.”
There was music, dance, and celebrations. The exhibition of Japanese culture was brought to the New Yorker by the non-profit Japan Day Inc.
“Oh, that was nice, and when I looked around, people did a great job,” said one parade participant.
One noisy person celebrated Japanese culture with his own designed clothes.
“I went to Japan to study Japanese art, the tea ceremony, so it was a great opportunity to come to celebrate it in New York,” he said.
The first day of the parade was canceled due to a pandemic, so many said they were excited and could only celebrate two years later.
New York City’s first Japan Parade celebrates culture with music and dance
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