Okazaki-City Ieyasu Procession (Ieyasu Gyoretsu)
Date : 04/07/2019
In Okazaki City, birthplace of Unification Hero Tokugawa Ieyasu, the main event right in the middle of the cherry blossom season festivities is the Ieyasu Procession. This event offers a chance to remember not only the legacy of Ieyasu, who unified Japan under one rule through great hardship to establish the foundations for a peaceful 260 years of the Tokugawa Shogunate (the Edo Period), but also to acknowledge the performance of the Mikawa warriors, including the four generals serving the Tokugawa Clan. Every year, a different celebrity is chosen to play the role of Ieyasu, so the crowds are always thick with curious, celebrating people.