Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine
Known as one of the three 'great festivals' of Edo, Fukagawa Hachiman Festival was held once every three years (in mid-August) at Tomioka Hachiman Shrine. The main parade (連合渡御) is particularly famous for the scenes of water being thrown to more than fifty units of Mikoshi (portable shrine). Performances like Geisha's dance and Kiyariuta (song) are unique and rich in the emotions of the Edo period.
Hachiman Shrine is said to have begun in 1624, when a statue of Hachiman (God of War) was enshrined on the small island called the Eitai Island. Since then, the shrine has been deeply admired by Fukagawa people.
There are many stone monuments related to Fukagawa at Tomioka Hachiman Shrine, such as 'Monument of Fukagawa Strength', 'Monument of Kiba Riding' and 'Yokozuna Rikishi Memorial Monument'.
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