Welcome Parade for the American Fleet. The fleet's crew enjoyed a few days in Japan and was given the red-carpet treatment. A welcoming parade was given in downtown Tokyo around Shimbashi (pictured above) and Hibiya Park.

A large turnout is apparent in this photo showing a horse-drawn carriage carrying the US and Japanese flags.

American crewmen held Japanese paper umbrellas with a star design, while the Japanese and American flags were everywhere. Japan was highly in favor of peaceful relations with the U.S. The American sailors were surprised and delighted by the friendliness and hospitality of the Japanese.

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Comments   [Sep 19, 2008 at 03:58 AM]
From: Winston Hu (Jan 19, 2004 01:20)
It is a good memory for the WWII victims.

From: egi (Oct 01, 2004 06:12)
...and USA drop an atomic bomb on these freindly and hospitality full people..

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