Uchimizukko 2008

Uchimizukko 2008

Today I meet up with Tokyo Hunter again at Akihabara for some shopping, I found out from him that there is the Uchimizukko event soon. I miss it last year and I didn’t have my camera with me then, so I rushed all the way back to get it.

What is Uchimizukko?

I’m not sure why they called it that (anyone?) but it is a old custom of sprinkling water with a bucket of water on the street to cool it down. More about it here and last year Uchimizu coverage by Danny Choo and Tokyo Hunter.

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Supposedly cool down the surrounding temperature by 2 Celcius

The Uchimizukko event start off at Kanda Miyoji and then later on at Akihabara Station, Yodobashi-Akiba and Fujisoft(?).

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The start of the event, Kanda Miyoji

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Another view of Kanda Miyoji (sides)

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Holy cooling water?

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These are called "oke" where it will be filled with water

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I wonder who is the lucky owner of that bicycle that is going to be blessed

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Akihabara maids getting ready

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The priest start first

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Oh! Chun-Li's, I promised there will be more of them soon

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..and the rest

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cute! (^_^)

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They will go into the temple now for praying

Before I go further, some of the photo below are badly frame or some guy shadowing. There are a lot of press attending this time and they block everything. I have to try and squish in to take the photos, I want a Metal Gear Mk. II with DSLR camera addon!

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Shoo shoo.. 😐

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Some speech first.. (Street Fighther IV for all!! :P)

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Here comes the maid

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I never went to maid cafe before so I could not identify them

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Nice doll hat (left)

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That blurred square thing is a thermometer

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Lovely maids, love the kimono type 😀

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Waiting for signal

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.. and go!

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Later on they get closer to the center

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.. and so does the press, sorry bout the right corner shadow

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Done! It does feels a bit cooler

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Oh? more? Yes please..

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No pesky press now 😀

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Cool me down hehe

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She is cute 🙂

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If I were to choose one maid from all, I probably choose her

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Street Fighter Team?

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More Chun-Li's

After this, I went to the next event which will be held Akihabara Station. Looks like not all the maid will be present, in this case only her.

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Looks like not all the maid will be present

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They were asking the public now to help throw the water

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The bottle was holy water from the Kanda Miyoji

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THE END

That is all for now, this is only the start of the summer event in Japan. I have another roll of fireworks picture up for process and blog.

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4 responses to “Uchimizukko 2008

  1. Pingback: 15% of Akiba (and more beer) at Moé Moé Rabu

  2. omg – how on earth did i miss hanging out with u guys while living in akiba for 3 months! u make the place seem a hell of a lot more lively!

    really love yr photography!

  3. @Chinarut: Thanks for visiting and comments ^^. We could meet up sometimes when I drop by Akiba next time.

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