Matsuri 祭り Festivals
“Matsuri” [祭り/まつり] is the Japanese festival.
There are many “matsuri” in Japan.
“Matsuri” is believed that Shinto gods are visit people to communicate with people.
So, people carry “mikoshi”, which is miniature shrines for Shinto gods.
“Matsuri” is different every prefecture and every religion.
So, there are many kinds of “matsuri” in Japan.
Originally, “Matsuri” is the act which ask shinto gods for prosperity, good harvest, and prevent diseases and disasters.
There are held by shinto shrines.
Nowadays, it became the traditional festival in each part of Japan.
“Sanja-matsuri” is one of the famous “matsuri” in Japan.
It is held in Asakusa, in May.
Nowadays, many foreigners visit Asakusa to see this festival.
The highlight of “Sanjya matsuri” is “Miyadashi”.
“Miyadashi” means get the “mikoshi” out from shrines.
People are most excited in this moment.
“Nebuta matsuri” is japanese summer festival that takes place in Aomori Pref.
People carry big worrier figure with chant “Ressera”.
It is counted the six largest tohoku(northeast japan) festival and it has August 2nd to 7th.