Photographer's Note

This photograph is taken to the Fukagawa Hachiman festival which is one of the three major festivals of Edo(Tokyo). Fifty-four sets of large mikoshis assembled the place along the route, and it went about 8 km in procession. It is the feature that cleaner water is showered over a bearer from spectators along the route as the alias of the traditional shout of "Washoi and Washoi" and "water credit festival". Bearers and spectators are united, and the festival of Fukagawa rises as a festival which tells the essence of Edo soon. It is carefully inherited by many people.
This mikoshi is shouldered only by the woman. They was marching with sufficient energy wearing Happi.

1. Happi: Happi is a traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat usually made of indigo or brown cotton and imprinted with a distinctive mon (crest). They are usually worn only to festivals.

2. The bearer of a mikoshi: workshops

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