The Annual Festival of Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine is one of the Tokyo’s Three Greatest Summer Festivals and called Mizukake Matsuri, literally meaning a festival in which people scattering water drops over Mikoshi (portable shrines) carriers. On the 11th, a procession of Horen (sacred palanquins) is held throughout the town from 8 am to 4 pm. On the 12th, the highlight of the festival is a Mikoshi parade in which big 54 Mikoshi are carried by townspeople in the neighborhood from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Many other events in the precincts are scheduled as follows; (1) On the 13th, Edo Sato Kagura (Shinto dance with music) from 3:30 pm and Taiko drumming from 5 pm, (2) On the 14th, Noh classical Japanese stage art performance from 4:30 pm, and a folk dance performance from 6:30 pm, (3) On the 15th, Taiko drumming from 3:30 pm, and Koto (Japanese harp) music performance from 5:30 pm. http://www.tomiokahachimangu.or.jp/htmls/maturih1.html
Access: The Tozai Subway Line to Monzen-Nakacho Sta.
Annual Festival of Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine
August / 2012