About 800 people wearing Santa Claus and reindeer costumes walk down Jozenji-dori avenue in Sendai, Japan, on Saturday with a marching band playing Christmas songs. Photo by: The Japan News-Yomiuri

About 800 people wearing Santa Claus and reindeer costumes walk down Jozenji-dori avenue in Sendai, Japan, on Saturday with a marching band playing Christmas songs. Photo by: The Japan News-Yomiuri

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About 800 people wearing Santa Claus and reindeer costumes walk down Jozenji-dori avenue in Sendai, Japan, on Saturday with a marching band playing Christmas songs.