The city that I work in is called Sakai. I while back they held a festival and I attended the big parade along with some of the my colleagues. To my delight there were a number of brass bands (all be it with woodwind).

Some of the bands were smaller (both in size and stature).

Some of the Cerezo Players joined the parade. These weren’t first teamers. I can only guess they were the youth team maybe.

These Samurai guys also marched. They had guns and every few yards stopped and shot of a volley. There were also several other historical parts of the parade. Most of them weren’t so picturesque.

The parade ended with several Danjiri floats. As you can see, these are bigger than the ones in my area.