Brave Blossoms parade takes over Tokyo's business hub

Dec 12, 2019

Tens of thousands of fans packed the streets of Marunouchi in a celebration Wednesday as the Japan rugby squad, who made history by reaching the quarterfinals of the recent World Cup, paraded through Tokyo's premier business district.

Led by team captain and flanker Michael Leitch, the players, dressed in darks suits, waved to fans as they walked the 800-meter route along Naka Dori, surrounded by high-rise office buildings and rows of golden-leaved gingko trees.