2020年、深川で3年に一度の大きなお祭りがあります / There is a big festival every three years in Fukagawa in 2020

来年2020年は3年に一度の本祭りの年です。
富岡八幡宮から始まり深川エリア一帯を囲むお祭りです。
氏子の人々が神輿を担ぎ、
沿道の人々が神輿や人々に水をかけるお祭りです。

このため本祭りは別名水かけ祭りと呼ばれています。
毎年54の神輿が、
踊り手やお囃子とともに街を練り歩きます。

Next year, 2020 is a “hon matsuri” year. The festival starts at the Tomioka Hachiman Shrine aka Fukagawa Shrine and surrounds the Fukagawa Area. People carry mikoshi, which is a portabale shrine, and others throw water onto the mikoshi. 

This gave the festival its nickname, Mizukake Matsuri, or throwing water festival. Each year, 54 mikoshi teams parade together along with dancers and musicians. The crowd throws water at the mikoshi to refresh the gods inside the shrine and also the carriers since it is hot in August.