Category: Fukagawa Festival – Tomioka Hachimangu and geisha

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Fukagawa Geisha and Fukagawa Festival

The Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri is considered top three summer festival in Tokyo. The festival is held on August 15th and thirty thousand people participate and half a million people are watching. Every year, more than 50 teams walk the roads of Fukagawa while carrying 2,000-kilogram-mikoshi, or portable shrines. The bystanders throw water to the participants...

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Tomioka Hachimangu and How it shaped Fukagawa’s Geisha Industry

The Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, originally built in 1627, was one of Fukagawa largest attractions in the edo era and possibly part of why Fukagawa was able to house such a popular geisha district, despite being unlicensed under the tokugawa shogunate. The Tomioka shrine is actually one of many shrines dedicated to the Shinto god Hachiman....

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Fukagawa Hachiman Festival

The Fukagawa Hachiman Festival started 400 years ago, in 1641, during the Edo period. It first started to honor the god Hachiman and also to celebrate the birth of Tokugawa letsuna, who later became the fourth shogun of Tokugawa shonugate. Although the first Hachiman Festival happened on March 2nd, it happens annually around mid-August, on...

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The Annual Tomioka Hachiman Grand Festival (Main Festival)

This traditional festival (matsuri), held every year on August 15th at Tomioka Hachiman Shrine, is also known as Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri. Alongside the Sanno Matsuri of Hie Shrine, Akasaka, and the Kanda Matsuri of Kanda Myojin, it is considered one of the Three Great Festivals of Edo. This year marks the long-awaited “Hon-Matsuri” or “Main...

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Fukagawa Hachiman Festival

One of the Three Great Festivals of Edo (Tokyo), Fukagawa Hachiman Festival takes place at Tomioka Hachiman Shrine. This is the largest shrine dedicated to the God, Hachiman in Tokyo. Fukagawa Hachiman Festival dates back to the order of the Tokugawa shogunate. It was first held to celebrate the birth of Ietsuna Tokugawa, the 4th...

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Fukagawa Festival – Tomioka Hachimangu and geisha

During the Edo era, there were there large Shinto festivals. One of the very distinctive and well-known festivals is Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri (深川八幡祭 ), as known as Fukagawa Festival. Fukagawa Matsuri is held annually in mid-August by the Tomioka Hachiman Shrine in Koto, Tokyo. Tomioka Hachimangu, as known as Tomioka Yawata shrine, is Fukagawa’s greatest...

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Fukagawa Festival-Tomioka

Fukagawa Matsuri or the Fukagawa Festival(深川祭 Fukagawa Matsuri, formerly 深川八幡祭 Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri), which is held around August 15th, is one of the three great Shinto festivals of Tokyo. The other two are the Kanda Matsuri and Sannō Matsuri.It is one of Tokyo’s biggest summer festivals with 30,000 taking part and half a million watching....