The historical section of the parade focuses on three ancient rulers in Japan who lived in Nagoya.
Nobunaga Oda lived from 1534-1582 and was born in Nagoya. He was followed by Hideyoshi Toyotomi who lived from 1537-1598. After Toyotomi came Ieyasu Tokugawa who lived from 1543-1618. Tokugawa reached the highest level of the three and became shogun.
The parade includes the three rulers, their wives, and their entourages.
I was intrigued by the juxtaposition of historical characters against modern city buildings.
There goes the traditional band!
The parade stopped. From the intersection down the road, we saw smoke. A battle broke out!
Here come the soldiers, I think. One looks pretty tired!
One of the rulers!
Who will come next?