In the shadow of the impressive 16th century Osaka castle on Thursday, five United players were greeted by 10 samurai warriors in traditional dress.
They looked a fearsome enough sight, although there was never any likelihood of weapons being drawn.
Instead, Moyes wants his players to take up the battle with Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal when his debut campaign as United boss is launched next month.
"Manchester United is a great football club that has been successful most years," said the Scot.
"The biggest strategy we have is to continue that.
"We want to be winners and with the group of players I have, I am sure that will happen."
The kit itself is similar to the away shirt of two years ago, except now the design is blue and black checks, rather than hoops.
Given their first opponents away from Old Trafford, Swansea, wear white, it is possible the shirt will get its first competitive airing at Liverpool on September 1, by which time Moyes will hope to have completed some key signings.
His only words on the Cesc Fabregas issue that has followed him throughout United's pre-season tour were to confirm the situation is "ongoing", with the Red Devils pondering a third bid for the former Arsenal skipper.
Moyes was more comfortable dealing with the latest fitness update, particularly as it was positive.
Given the Scot has been condemned for the fitness work he has done with Robin van Persie after the Dutchman suffered a thigh injury during Tuesday's defeat by Yokohama F Marinos, it must have been particularly pleasing to confirm the striker should be involved against Cerezo Osaka on Friday.
"We took Robin off as a precaution," said Moyes.
"I would expect him to play tomorrow."
The same assessment was made of Danny Welbeck, who trained in humid conditions this evening.
Michael Carrick and Jonny Evans were not involved with the main group.
Evans had an ice-pack applied to his ankle at one point, whilst Carrick was restricted to running only, although he appeared to be going at a fair pace.
"Michael had a tight groin," said Moyes.
"He is feeling better now. He probably won't figure tomorrow but he should be OK to resume training at the weekend."
There was good news on the home front too, with three of the players who were not brought to the Far East and Australia, and another who was, but departed less than 24 hours after arrival, all stepping up their fitness work.
"There was a practice match at the training ground the other day in which Nemanja Vidic, Antonio Valencia and Nani all got some playing time," he said.
"Wayne Rooney is running and is probably at the level we would have thought he would be.
"He has picked up his work again this week."
With two defeats from three games it has not exactly been the best of tours results-wise for Moyes as yet.
However, the form of Jesse Lingard, currently top scorer with three, and Adnan Januzaj has caught the eye.
And rather than send them out on loan, which had been established policy under Sir Alex Ferguson, Moyes is considering whether to keep them at Old Trafford to allow them to continue their development.
"Both have done well," said Moyes.
"They have adapted well and made contributions to the team.
"It's a tradition at United to try and get young players into the team and both have come through the system.
"Hopefully we can get both some playing time next season but both need to keep their levels up and keep making an impact in training and games."