Akihabara Uchimizukko 2018
The Akihabara community celebrate the summer and cool off with their own version of a summertime water sprinkling tradition. Usually done by individuals outside their home or business, uchimizu is the act of splashing water onto the hot ground in summer to keep down dust and cool down the streets through water vaporization. It’s also a common part of Shinto cleansing rituals. Recent environmental schemes promote mass sprinkling events and advocate the use of only recycled or reclaimed water. Come and join hundreds of local workers and residents including (café) maids, idols and their patrons gathering together at Kanda Myojin Shrine to cool down the neighborhood.