Matsuri, Shinto

Matsuri (祭り)

Matsuri (祭り) is the term used for Shinto festivals, events and rites. These can be widespread or local to just a single shrine or two. This article will cover the main matsuri found in shrine Shinto. Matsuri's essential meaning is 'welcoming the descending gods' or 'inviting down the gods'. This stems from the belief that… Continue reading Matsuri (祭り)