[Main Part (contunued)]
Following the previous post, I will continue to write about Mican’s parade.
After the opening ceremony at Matsuyama Mitsukoshi, now the parade started.
First, they went through Okaido Shopping Street and Gintengai Shopping Street.
Mican rode on a cart followed by the prefectural governor.
Mican crossed a street and moved from Okaido Shopping Street to Gintengai Shopping Street.
Now Mican entered Gintengai Shopping Street.
After passing through Gintengai Shopping Street, Mican arrived in front of Matsuyama City station.
They entered into Iyotetsu Takashimaya, a shopping center.
Mican took an escalator and
moved to …
Ride on a train
Surprisingly, Mican rode on a train (Iyotetsu Suburban Line) to move to the next destination.
Passengers next to Mican were surprised.
Passengers in the train started to take photos.
Mican stroke several poses for passengers.
Dark Mican also rode on the same train.
Now they arrived at Koizumi Station and got off the train.
They moved to Emiful MASAKI, a shopping center.
They were carried by carts.
They entered into the shopping center with carts.
In Emiful Msaki, a fan event was held.
Unfortunately, when I arrived at the venue, there were already so many audience and I was just able to see Mican from a distance.
So, I watched the event from the second floor.
A gospel show started.
Now was the time for audience to take photos.
The character below was Runrun, a mascot character of Emiful MASAKI.
The final photo was Mican with Christmas tree.
Now the parade ended with great success.
Go back home
This time, I visited Matsuyama just to see the parade, so I will go home on the same day. While I waited for a bus to Matsuyama airport at Matsuyama City station, I took photos of trams there.
Then, I flew back to Tokyo from Matsuyama airport.
That’s it for the article about Mican’s parade. As I mentioned in the previous article, the air ticket between Tokyo and Matsuyama was not so cheap, but I was not sure whether I would have another chance to see the parade, so I decided to visit Matsuyama. In particular, the photos of Mican in the train should be rare, soI had no regrets as a huge fan of Mican 🙂
By the way, Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 will be held at Shiroyama Park in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture. As I mentioned before, Mican will not enter the race in order to focus on hosting the event. Personally, I would like Dark Mican, who was created as an enemy role of Mican, to enter the grand prix, instead 🙂
(FYI: The very first story of Dark Mican (Japanese))
Mican Official Website (Japanese)
Ehime Prefecture (English)