(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners from Tokyo, Chiba, Yokohama and Saitama held a parade in Ginza and Yurakucho, two Tokyo business areas, to greet the thousands of holiday shoppers and tourists on December 21, the last Sunday before Christmas Day.

The Divine Land Marching Band, composed entirely of Falun Gong practitioners, led the procession, followed by bright banners and waist drum performers.

The colorful banners, emblazoned with such words as “Falun Dafa Is Good,” “The World Needs Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance,” and, “Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong in China,” conveyed the message and purpose of the parade.

Spectators took photos and video footage of the procession. Many people were pleased to receive fliers about Falun Gong and the persecution in China, distributed by practitioners along the parade route.

Falun Dafa parade in Ginza and Yurakucho, December 21, 2014

Practitioners pose for a group photo after the parade, to wish Master Li Hongzhi a happy New Year