Natsu Matsuri

Japanese Summer Festival


“Omatsuri” means a ritual for worshipping Gods or Buddha, or an event held in gratitude towards nature.

There are up to 300,000 festivals throughout Japan.

Festivals have many meanings. These include prayer for a bumper crop, or expression of gratitude after crop harvest.

At the festivals, you can see lots of people wearing Japanese traditional clothes called “Yukata”.

Among various types of festivals, there is a festival called “Noryousai”, which is held for people who want to escape summer heat and enjoy cool evening.

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