This parade is the biggest Irish event in Japan and it started in 1992 for the purpose of introducing Ireland to Japanese people.
Date：Sunday, 19th March 2017
Time : 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Omotesando - Harajuku, Tokyo
Presented by INJ Tokyo
Supported by Embassy of Ireland, Shibuya Ward, Omotesando street
2017sub-theme： 25＆60周年 25th＆60th Anniversary
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■We're collecting one-day volunteers for the parade!
Feel free to join us.
To apply Click here。
Sunday, 19-Mar-2017 9:30 to 18:00
・putting up parade signs
・handing out goods
・painting Shamrocks on kids faces
・walking along in the Parade with Irish setters and marching bands
・cleaning after parade etc...
Points of Attention of volunteering for us
・from morning to afternoon, working outside mainly
・working the whole day
・sixteen years and over
■We are looking for the participants now.(Jan.16)
No unannounced participations are allowed.
Smoking, drinking alcohol and high heels are strictly prohibited.
Starting place : Jingumae elementary school
While herding the sheep, he had much time to ponder the many Bible verses his Christian father taught him. After 6 years of captivity he escaped after having a dream from God and returned to Britain. In Britain he had yet another dream of the people of Ireland calling to his return and decided to become a priest. He went to France to begin his vocation and was sent to Ireland (to Slane which is now hugely famous for its rock festival) as a bishop around 432. He peacefully spread the word of God through preaching, baptizing, confirming in the then pagan Celtic Ireland. It is said that he and his disciples converted almost all of the population of Ireland.
Patrick is also credited with banishing all the snakes from Ireland. This is probably a metaphor for his driving the pagans from Ireland as snakes were often associated with pagan worship. Another well known legend had Patrick using the shamrock (which resembles a three leaf clover) to explain the Trinity as the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. He died on March 17th 461 at Saul and is believed to be buried in Downpatrick. And so it was that a young Briton named Patricius died an Irishman named Patrick. Every year on March 17th his death is celebrated around the world.
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Japan
That tradition is also upheld here in Tokyo and every year you can watch and participate in the parade on Omote Sando. The Tokyo parade is organized by the Irish Network Japan (INJ) and was first held in 1992 with the support of the then Irish Ambassador to Japan, Mr. James Sharkey. Various dignitaries from many countries participate in the parade including the deputy prime minister of Ireland Mary Hearney in 2001.