I don’t think I have ever been to see a St. Patrick’s Day parade before today. Growing up in Belfast everything connected with being British / Irish was political. And if there were parades I wasn’t taken to see them.
Last year Marty walked in the Tokyo parade but I missed it as I was back in Northern Ireland. I have family here at the minute and we decided it would be fun to go out and see what the Irish are doing in Tokyo. I found the whole thing slightly weird as it was an odd mixture of Irish, Japanese, American, and the colour green. My favourite part was watching the Irish Wolfhound society. I have no idea where anyone could afford to live in Tokyo with room for a dog that size.
There were also parts that I just didn’t understand and I still can’t work out exactly what the Irish connection was.