Put Down Pokemon Go And Watch The Madness of Japan's Pikachu Parade
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While we were sitting here getting lambasted at a Pokémon Go gym, wishing there was a flood of Pikachu to capture, an actual parade of that very character was ensuing in Yokohama, Japan.
Inverse.com reports a cavalcade of adorable creatures meandered down the road as onlookers gawked and admired merrily.
Pikachu, for those who are yet to fully experience the wonder of childhood, is a character featured across various Pokémon franchises.
Yokohama, for those who are yet to experience the wonder of a brilliant Japanese city, is a destination that will sate all senses with delightful eats and peaceful gardens and temples.
The area touts its Pikachu Outbreak, which has been letting Pikachu loose since 2014.
And if you ever wondered what something like that looks like, the Internet is a very kind entity.
Good luck with the dream/nightmare version of those songs that you can’t get out of your head. For the next couple of weeks, you will see Pikachu whenever you close your eyes.
The website states the festival takes place from August 7-14 and will be at the Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 area. For travelers, the closest stop is the Minatomirai Station, Sakuragicho Station. When you get out, you will enjoy various events such as the following: “a total of 1,000 Pikachu will be making performances all over the place, including a variety of different of shows and a parade!”
Of course, the event is of particular value this year with the release of Pokémon Go – the game you undoubtedly paused to read this article.
Japan Today spoke with Teruko Fujisawa who proclaimed, “I came here all the way to Yokohama, hoping to find different kinds of Pokemon characters.”
As noted in the report, this parade has no tie to the game. It’s just an awesome way to spend your time over the next week.
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