Tokyo summer festival soaking


People pouring buckets of ice water over themselves for charity may well be a thing at the moment, but at the Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri in Tokyo, they have been doing something very similar for much, much longer. A simple bit of festival fun that many look forward to. Even getting all dressed up just to get a good soaking.

Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri Tokyo water festival

And as such, it’s enjoyed by people of all ages, although sulking little lads are sometimes an exception.

Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri Tokyo water festival


    • says

      Yes, those involved were having a blast. On a hot and humid day, a drenching must have felt lovely. Needless to say I was envious, but with camera in hand, standing where I diid was as near as I dared get.

    • says

      Certainly looks like it! The festival has a lovely atmosphere, doesn’t it?

      I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was a bit alarmed when I saw loads of people with their cameras covered in plastic for protection. A wise move!

      • says

        Lovely, indedd, but dangerous for the camera if you go unprepared -which was also my case ;)
        Anyway, it’s brought me back good memories of those holidays in Japan.

        I’m a fan of your pics. Keep on with the good job ;)

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