Shingen-Ko Matsuri 2016


Spectators and event staff wait for the samurai parade to start at the 2016 Shingen-Ko Festival (信玄公祭り)in Kofu, Japan.  Takeda Shingen was a powerful and influential Daimyo during the Sengoku Period, which lasted from 1470 to 1570, approximately. The Shin-Ko Matsuri is Japan’s largest samurai festival and parade.