7 Tips for Finding and Experiencing Matsuri!

7 Tips for Finding and Experiencing Matsuri!

The Japanese word ‘matsuri’ is usually translated as ‘festival’ in English, though ‘celebration’ is a better sense of what matsuri mean to Japanese people. Many Japanese ‘festivals’ have roots in Chinese culture and were based on the Chinese lunar calendar. As Japan’s distinct culture evolved over the centuries, most of these old festivals took on their own unique character and eventually became set on dates according to the Gregorian calendar. [Continue Reading…]