The Fukagawa Matsuri (officially the Fukagawa Hachimangu Matsuri) is one of Tokyo’s “Big Three” festivals, but seems to be a lot less well-known than Asakusa’s Sanja Matsuri and the Kanda Matsuri.
Its a mikoshi festival, and its gimmick is that people throw water on the mikoshi carriers to cool them down.
This year I went to the children’s mikoshi event because it’s not nearly as crowded. It was great for photography because there were enough people to give it quite a lively atmosphere, but I could move around as much as I wanted and get up close for photos.
It’s held near Monzennaka-cho on the Oedo and Tozai Subway Lines. The climax of the festival is always on the 15th of August.
wow amazing pictures! thank you 🙂
Fantastic photos… really captured the energy and emotion (not to mention the water!).
Fantastic photos. Keep up the good work!
These pictures are gorgeous. I was at an omikoshi festival somewhere near Himeji a few years ago and it was great to watch. I also loved the danjiri festival in Osaka.