We went to Sakuragicho to check out a flea market last Sunday. Much to my delight, there seemed to be some sort of Pikachu festival going on in some parts of Yokohama, including Sakuragicho. I didn’t know what the main event was. I couldn’t really tell where people were going or if there were Pikachu- or Pokemon-related activities (like, say, cosplay as Pikachu? ) around the station. I was intent on reaching the flea market so I didn’t bother asking anyone. Anyway, it turned out that flea market was closed so I took pictures instead. Enjoy!!

Pikachu Festival in Yokohama : Women dressed as Pikachu

Pikachu Festival in Yokohama : Women dressed as Pikachu

Pikachu Festival in Yokohama : Pikachu balloon

Pikachu Festival in Yokohama : Pikachu balloon

Pikachu Festival in Yokohama : Pikachu bus

Pikachu Festival in Yokohama : Pikachu bus

Pikachu Festival in Yokohama : Giant Pikachu and Pikachu on a ship

Pikachu Festival in Yokohama : Giant Pikachu and Pikachu on a ship

Unfortunately, I think the Pikachu fest ended on August 17, 2014. Check the details here at this website www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pthc/news/ (Japanese only)

From the website :

Pikachu Festival in Yokohama

Pikachu Festival in Yokohama