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Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri – Omikoshi

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on August 20, 2014

Last weekend saw the massive Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri in Tokyo’s Tomioka Hachimangu, Koto Ward. It ran from the 13th to the 17th but I only mananged to visit on two of the days, missing the grand finale on Sunday. The festivals is famously known as the Mizukakematsuri, or Water splashing festival for the focus on drenching the omikoshi and the participants in water.

The festival grows to many times it usual size once every three years when the grand fesitval takes place. 2014 was one such year! Your next chance to the grand version of this festival is in 2017.










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  1. romainboitier said, on August 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    How did you done the one in B/W in front of the tori? Really good one. Miss japan so much :).


    • tokyobling said, on August 23, 2014 at 4:57 am

      Thank you Romain! I was on top of the stairs between the torii and the shrine! (^-^)


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