National Geographic : 1945 Jan
Ceremonial Processions with Decorated Floats Are to Chinese Crowds What the Old-time Circus Parade Was toAmericans Look at that band, leading a parade in Taihoku. Between trumpet men march the drummer boys, just as in a fife-and-drum corps. Though it's daylight, men carry big paper lanterns covered with dragons and characters. Costumed girls, under parasols, ride onthe floats (page 6).