(Minghui.org) The 40th annual Hiroshima Flower Festival, one of the biggest of its kind in Japan, took place at the central park and surrounding areas in Hiroshima on May 3, 2016. Falun Gong practitioners participated for the 15th year.

The Divine Land Marching Band, a flower-covered float and a marching group comprised of Falun Gong practitioners were part of the grand floral parade. People praised the music performed by the Divine Land Marching Band, “They sound amazing!” After the parade, some walked up to the float that read “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” and commented on how much they liked it.

Falun Gong practitioners in the floral parade

The Divine Land Marching Band performed on stage later that day, where practitioners also demonstrated the five exercises. People crowded around the stage under umbrellas and watched the performance.

Stage performance by Falun Gong practitioners