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Fukagawa Matsuri

1-20-3 Tomioka | Tomioka Hachimangu, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Drawn on the street

Thanks to my friends, I had an opportunity to join as one of the bearers of Omikoshi on August 13... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
陽子 樋
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Held annually centering on August 15th, Fukagawa Matsuri is held by Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine in Koto Ward. It is one of Edo's (Tokyo's) Big Three Festivals along with Kanda Myojin Shrine's Kanda Matsuri and Hie Jinja Shrine's Sanno Matsuri. Fukagawa Matsuri is famous for Japan's largest golden portable shrine while Kanda Matsuri is famous for its large float. Portable shrine bearers shout "Wasshoi, wasshoi!" As they are doused with water for purification. Bystanders throw so much water that the festival is nicknamed, "Water-throwing Festival." A summer tradition retaining the old feel of Edo.
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Aug 15, 2017
“Drawn on the street”
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1-20-3 Tomioka | Tomioka Hachimangu, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Thanks to my friends, I had an opportunity to join as one of the bearers of Omikoshi on August 13, 2017. For me, just a very beginner, sometimes it was so heavy to breath, but, sometimes I can feel a sense of unity. Local town...More

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