Source: Tokyo Rainbow Pride Celebrate The LGBTQ* Community At Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2016! 2016-04-01 Fri 2016-04-01 Fri Though Japan’s Pride Parades may not be as large or widely broadcasted as those of other countries, they’re still a positive, explosive celebration of Tokyo’s diverse LGBTQ* community. There are currently two pride parades in Japan: Tokyo Pride and Tokyo Rainbow Pride. The Tokyo Pride Parade was first established back in 1994, but went though numerous hiatuses. Tokyo Rainbow Pride was later created in 2011 to ensure one would organize the annual pride parade in case the other couldn’t. Source: Tokyo Rainbow Pride Source: Pure Smile This year, Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2016 will be taking the reins to organize a weeklong celebration, aka Rainbow Week, of the LGBTQ* community. From April 29th to May 8th the streets will be dominated by Tokyo’s LGBTQ* population, but even if you don’t identify yourself as part of the community, don’t hesitate to jump right in — whatever your sexuality, gender identity, race, nationality, or age, everybody is welcome to join in on the excitement. It’s a true and beautiful celebration of diversity! Source: Tokyo Rainbow Pride Source: Tokyo Rainbow Pride A special event will be held every day during Rainbow Week, ranging from educational workshops to wild parties. The Rainbow Pride Festival will be held on May 7th at Yoyogi Park in Shibuya, and the week will end with the Rainbow Pride Parade. During the festival, Yoyogi Park will be packed with booths and performances, while a huge crowd of participants will be marching through the streets of Tokyo for the final parade. Source: Tokyo Rainbow Pride Source: Tokyo Rainbow Pride One of the main goals of Rainbow Pride is to make this year’s parade the biggest one in Asia yet. It’s an ambitious goal, but with aspirations so high, there’s all the more reason to go and be part of the celebration! Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2016 Rainbow Week: 4/29/2016~5/8 in various parts of the Tokyo area Rainbow Pride Festival: 5/7/2016 at Yoyogi Park Rainbow Pride Parade: 5/8/2016 (Parade starts at Shibuya City Office) Website By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:Tokyo Rainbow Pride / Pure Smile / Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade 2015 Tags: Japan / LGBT / LGBTQ* / Pride Parade / Tokyo grape Japan Culture Celebrate The LGBTQ* Community At Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2016! Related Article Oh Dear: McDonald’s Japan Releases Pumpkin And Chocolate Sauce French Fries To Frighten Up Halloween Godzilla and traditional Japanese silver crafts maker team up for stylish kaiju necklaces Drone Captures Breathtaking Photography Of Riverbed Cherry Blossoms In Japan Goodglas Japan kicks off the New Year celebrations with bubbly zodiac cow glass “Why Don’t You Just Buy A New One?” Japanese Father’s Reason For Always Wearing Tattered Shirt Has Twitter In Tears There’s A Mud Bar In Tokyo Where You Can Bathe In Mud And…Drink!