Tochigi
Participation years from 2006(12th)

Yoroi Gyouretsu (samurai armor parade) is a traditional event of Ashikaga, Tochigi, which began in 1915 and this year marked the 102th anniversary. Every year, approximately 300 Ashikaga citizens will be dressed up as Bando warrior and parade around the city in the night of Setsubun (day before the beginning of spring). Also, the ceremony called “Tsuinashiki” will be held at the national treasure Banna-ji, where people throw soy beans to drive out evil spirits.