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Matsuri 祭

Name of Japan's traditional Shinto festivals taking place mostly in late spring and summer. Participants typically carry a mikoshi in the streets of their district or around their local Shintō shrine.

Some matsuri have thousands of participants and up to a few millions onlookers. The most famous matsuri in Japan are:

Nebuta matsuri, Aomori

Related link

Japan Times : Japanese festivals and fairs in and around Tokyo

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