While around 10 lakh footfall was registered in Puri for the annual Rath Yatra today, devotees of Indian and Japanese origin too celebrated the car festival in Japan.
The Odisha Community Japan (OCJ) together with their sponsors and patrons celebrated the 2017 Rath Yatra at Kawasaki today. and During the event, a 3-meter tall chariot was pulled by participants on a road near Kawasaki station.
The devotees celebrated the car festival with much fanfare amid hymns on the streets of Tokyo. Watch the video here.
On the other hand, Indian Ambassador to Japan Sujan Chinoy also attended Rath Yatra festival in Kawasaki organized by Odia and Indian community. City Mayor Norihiko Fukuda also attended the religious programme.
In addition to the chariot pulling, spectacular dance and plays were performed during the parade. Prasad and dinner were distributed after the chariot pulling.