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Tomioka Hachimangu – This Weekend

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on August 16, 2014

Once every three years the grand Tomioka Hachimangu in Tokyo’s Monzennakacho hosts the massive Fukagawahachiman Matsuri (深川八幡祭り), or as it is known in Tokyo, the water festival. It actually runs every year but once every three years it more than doubles in size growing from massive to truly enormous! Although it already started on Wednesday this week there is still a lot of things going on, not least a chance to the biggest omikoshi in Japan, a truly massive and awe inspiring hulk of a portable shrine. I made a quick visit last night to enjoy the festival atmosphere and it seemed as promising as usual! If you are in Tokyo right now and tomorrow Sunday, there’s is no reason not to go and see this festival!

You can see my posts from the last Fukagawahachiman Matsuri I visited here:










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  1. remszi said, on August 16, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Fantastic photos! I like the 2nd one especially. There’s something about the composition and the depth that captivates me


  2. pk1154 said, on August 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    The old fellow with the amazing grin and the gentleman styling the hat caught my eye.


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