Thomavalé World Tour 2010 – Part IV – Odaka Samurai Parade.

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Back to the celebrations of 2 weekends ago, after the samurai races, all the samurai ride back home to their towns. They make a bit of a parade of it, and it was good to have the opportunity to check them out close up.

Apparently all the samurai are descendants of samurai families, and though most of their armour is reproduction, it’ll be faithful to their family equipment. They’ll use what original gear still remains, but obviously that will vary from family to family. The banners are their family crests. I’m not informed enough to know much more than that, sadly, but it’s probably quite rich in tradition.

Anyway, on to the pictures!

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