Literature: Festivals

Matsuri Festivals, Japanese American Celebrations and Activities-edited

Book about Festivals

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  • Description: Festivals (matsuri) are held all throughout the year in Japan. Many shrines hold their own festival, while others are seasonal or historical events. Some festivals can last a few days, like the Gion Festival in Kyoto. Festivals like this, feature decorative floats (dashi), pulled throughout the town followed by music and dancers. Each festival is uniquely different, some calm and meditative and many noisy and energetic.
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