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This Weekend – Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on August 14, 2015

This Saturday sees one of Tokyo’s three Grand Festivals, the Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri, most famous for being a mizukakematsuri, a water throwing festival. This year looks like it will be massive with over 300 000 people attending. It is one of my favorite festivals a lot of fun to watch or participate in. I took these photos last year during one of the minor days. Each year 54 omikoshi representing the different neighborhoods participate and the parade is quite fun to watch, especially when the firefighters and locals open up with hoses, buckets and bottles of water! If you are a fan of festivals and in Tokyo this weekend, don’t miss this!

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  1. rudyhou said, on November 2, 2015 at 7:44 am

    i never knew tokyo too has a water throwing festival.

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