At Korakuen Garden in Okayama City, one of the three famous gardens in Japan, an annual event was held in which the red-crowned crane, a national special natural monument, took a walk in the park.

Korakuen Garden in Kita-ku, Okayama City, started keeping cranes in the Edo period and still raises eight of them.

In order for many people to enjoy the elegant appearance of the cranes, Korakuen holds an event every year to take a walk in the park from this time to winter.

On the first day, four female red-crowned cranes walked slowly through the park for about an hour, accompanied by keepers.

Then, when the red-crowned cranes took off into the sky in unison to the shouts of the keepers, visitors cheered and enjoyed taking pictures.

A woman in her 8s who visited from Osaka said, "I couldn't be happier to have encountered such a wonderful sight at this age.

There will be 4 more cranes walks in the park until February next year.