About 200,000 fans showed up to watch the Chiba Lotte Marines parade that took place in Mihama, Chiba earlier today. The parade started at Mihama Promenade and went towards Chiba Marine Stadium via Messe Odori and Kokusai Odori, for a total distance of about 1.6km.
UPDATE: local fans / groups spent 10 days cutting up old newspapers to create 1.7 tons of paper snow that was thrown around during the parade.
And about 30,000 fans gathered at Chiba Marine Stadium for Fan Appreciation Day after the parade.
Both Tsuyoshi Nishioka and Hiroyuki Kobayashi also said their final goodbyes to the fans.