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 Stalls selling food or toys are a familiar sight at festivals throughout Japan.
Stalls selling food or toys are a familiar sight at festivals throughout Japan.
This mikoshi enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Toshogu in Nikko. Participants carry the mikoshi during the spring and autumn matsuri of the shrine.
This mikoshi enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Toshogu in Nikko. Participants carry the mikoshi during the spring and autumn matsuri of the shrine.
The procession of a thousand warriors is the highlight of the autumn festival at Toshogu in Nikko.
The procession of a thousand warriors is the highlight of the autumn festival at Toshogu in Nikko.

Matsuri (祭り, or sometimes just 祭) is the Japanese word for a festival or holiday. In Japan, festivals are usually sponsored by a local shrine or temple, though they can be secular or Christian. Image File history File links Stalls sell food at a festival in Hakone (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan). ... Image File history File links Stalls sell food at a festival in Hakone (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan). ... Mikoshi Nikko Tochigi Prefecture Japan Toshogu Shinto shrine I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Mikoshi Nikko Tochigi Prefecture Japan Toshogu Shinto shrine I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... This mikoshi enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Toshogu in Nikko A mikoshi (神輿、みこし) is a portable Shinto shrine that serves as the vehicle of a divine spirit in Japan at the time of a parade of deities. ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu); 徳川 家康 (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. ... Yomeimon at Nikko Toshogu Toshogu (東照宮) is any Shinto shrine in which Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the last shogunate of Japan, is enshrined with the name Tosho Dai Gongen. ... This article is about Nikko the city; see Nikko (priest) for the founder of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (850x638, 290 KB) The highlight of the autumn festival at the Toshogu, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (850x638, 290 KB) The highlight of the autumn festival at the Toshogu, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ... The 2006 Sinulog festival in the Philippines Renaissance festival A festival or fest is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community. ... The word holiday has related but different meanings in English-speaking countries. ... A Jinja (Japanese: 神社) is a Shinto shrine including its surrounding natural area but it is more common to refer to buildings as a jinja. ... The Buddhist temple Wat Chiang Man, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which dates from the late 13th century Buddhist temples and monasteries, sorted by location. ... This article concerns secularity, that is, being secular, in various senses. ... A Christian is a follower of Jesus, whom they regard as a/the Christ. ...


There are not specific matsuri days for all of Japan; dates vary from area to area, and even within a specific area, but festival days do tend to cluster around traditional holidays such as Setsubun or Obon. Almost every locale has at least one matsuri in late summer/early autumn, usually related to the rice harvest. Setsubun, Tokuan shrine In Japan, Setsubun (節分) is the day before the beginning of each season. ... YOSAKOI1(2004 August at Enomoto Primary School Osaka) Yosakoi2(2004 August at Enomoto Primary School Osaka) O-bon is a Japanese Buddhist holiday to honor the departed spirits of ones ancestors. ... For other senses of this word, see Summer (disambiguation). ... Fall redirects here. ... Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa Rice refers to two species (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) of grass, native to tropical and subtropical southeastern Asia and to Africa, which together provide more than one fifth of the calories consumed by humans[1]. Rice is an annual plant, growing to 1-1. ... Hay bales after harvest in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany In agriculture, harvesting is the process of gathering mature crops from the fields. ...


Notable matsuri often feature processions which may include elaborate floats. Preparation for these processions is usually organized at the level of neighborhoods, or machi. Prior to these, the local kami may be ritually installed in mikoshi and paraded through the streets. Amaterasu, one of the central kami in the Shinto faith Look up Kami in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This mikoshi enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Toshogu in Nikko A mikoshi (神輿、みこし) is a portable Shinto shrine that serves as the vehicle of a divine spirit in Japan at the time of a parade of deities. ...


One can always find in the vicinity of a matsuri booths selling souvenirs and food such as takoyaki, and games, such as snatching goldfish. Karaoke contests, sumo matches, and other forms of entertainment are often organized in conjunction with matsuri. Square takoyakiki with 16 molds Takoyaki (Japanese: たこ焼き, タコ焼き, or 蛸焼き, literally fried or baked octopus) is a popular Japanese dumpling made of batter, octopus, tenkasu, pickled ginger, konnyaku, and green onion, topped with okonomiyaki sauce, green laver (nori), mayonnaise, and katsuobushi (fish shavings). ... A Karaoke machine Karaoke (Japanese: カラオケ, from 空 kara, empty or void, and オーケストラ ōkesutora, orchestra) is a form of entertainment in which an amateur singer or singers sing along with recorded music on microphone. ... Sumo ) is a competition contact sport where two wrestlers or rikishi face off in a circular area. ...


Favorite elements of the most popular matsuri, such as the Nada Kenka Matsuri of Himeji or the Neputa Matsuri of Hirosaki, are often broadcast on television for the entire nation to enjoy. Himeji city information Categories: Cities in Hyogo Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Hirosaki (弘前市; -shi) is a city located in Aomori in Tohoku region of Japan. ...


Some examples of famous matsuri are the Jidai, Aoi and Gion Matsuri held in Kyoto; the Isemachi Matsuri of Nakanojo, Gunma; and the Kanda, Sanno and Sanja Matsuri of Tokyo. The Kyoto Jidai Matsuri (Festival of Ages) is held annually in Kyoto, Japan on October 22. ... The Aoi Matsuri (Festival) in Kyoto The Aoi Matsuri (葵祭り) is a festival that takes place annually on May 15 in Kyoto, Japan. ... Gion Matsuri ) is an annual festival that takes place in Kyoto, Japan. ... This page is about the city Kyoto. ... Nakanojō (中之条町; -machi) is a town located in Agatsuma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Festival at Kanda Myojin Kanda (神田) is a district in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo , literally eastern capital) is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. ...


List by season

  • March 3rd - Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival/Girl's Day)

List by location

Jidai Matsuri, Aoi Matsuri, Gion Matsuri (Kyoto)
Isemachi Matsuri (Nakanojo, Gunma)
Kanda, Sanno, Sanja Matsuri (Tokyo)
Okunchi Matsuri (Nagasaki)
Neputa or Nebuta Matsuri (Northern Tohoku)
Nada Kenka (Fighting Festival) (Himeji)
Handa Matsuri (Nagoya), Odawara Omatsuri
Neputa Matsuri of Hirosaki. Nada Kenka Matsuri of Himeji Nagasaki City Hall Mayor {{{Mayor}}} Address 〒850-8685 Nagasaki-shi, Sakura-machi 2-22 Phone number 095-825-5151 Official website: www1. ... This article is about a region of Japan. ... Nagoya Castle in June of 2004. ... Categories: Cities in Kanagawa Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Himeji city information Categories: Cities in Hyogo Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ...


External links

  • Official sites
    • web-japan.org::festivals::kyoto-jidai-matsuri
    • Japan National Tourist Organization (photo library)
  • Matsuri sites
    • Matsuri Festival in Montreal
    • Matsuri Photos of Shinto Shrine(English version)
  • Private initiative sites/galleries
    • JCITI.COM about Nagoya, see festivals section.
    • Reggie.net photographs of Neputa floats in Hirosaki.
    • [1] Photographs and description of the Odawara Omatsuri.

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Matsuri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (333 words)
Participants carry the mikoshi during the spring and autumn matsuri of the shrine.
Favorite elements of the most popular matsuri, such as the Nada Kenka Matsuri of Himeji or the Neputa Matsuri of Hirosaki, are often broadcast on television for the entire nation to enjoy.
Some examples of famous matsuri are the Jidai, Aoi and Gion Matsuri held in Kyoto; the Isemachi Matsuri of Nakanojo, Gunma; and the Kanda, Sanno and Sanja Matsuri of Tokyo.
Matsuri and Street Plays (2191 words)
After some years of apparent neglect this matsuri was revived in the sixteenth century by Oda Nobunaga (1533-1582); and from that time floats for dancers seem gradually to have been replaced by yama, platforms carried upon the shoulders of many bearers for the display of various scenes in tableau.
From this old record it is evident that the custom of matsuri had become well established in Otsu by the beginning of the seventeenth century, that the populace were responsible for its success, and that the simplest of mimic dances were thought worthy of a place therein.
It is not known which of these matsuri is the older; but natural supposition leads one to think that the first actors were children, or adults, and that the introduction of the dolls may have been in imitation of the doll theatres, of which we shall have occasion to speak later.
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