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Fukagawa Hachiman Festival, Tokyo – Part 1

Fukagawa Hachiman Festival,  Tokyo

Fukagawa Hachiman Festival, Tokyo

Fukagawa Festival a.k.a. The Water Throwing Festival held at Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine, Tokyo. Participants throw buckets of water at mikoshi (portable shirines) as they are carried through streets in one of the great Shinto festivals of Tokyo.

Fukagawa Hachiman Festival,  Tokyo

Fukagawa Hachiman Festival, Tokyo

Not everyone chooses buckets of water, there were plenty of kids with their super soakers happy to join in the fun.   These are shots from the Saturday, the day before the main festival. Going a day early allowed me to get a feel for the festival, work out the angles, and prepare myself for the following day.

Fukagawa Hachiman Festival,  Tokyo

Fukagawa Hachiman Festival, Tokyo

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    • Awesome, I’m about to put up images from the second day. Hopefully I’ve got some shots of you carrying the mikoshi.

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