matsuri

祭り (まつり)

“festival”; community or religious celebration, traditionally involves singing and dancing accompanied by music called matsuri-bayashi; festivals may be religious (e.g. Obon, Oshogatsu), seasonal (e.g. Aki Matsuri), or local/regional (e.g. Kyoto Gion Matsuri, Sendai Tanabata Matsuri, Sapporo Yukimatsuri).

The area around the Asakusa Shrine in Tokyo during Sanja Matsuri

The area around the Asakusa Shrine in Tokyo during Sanja Matsuri

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