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Autumn festival: Aki Matsuri

aki matsuri

A Matsuri is a Shinto festival, an invocation of the gods. Matsuris come in very different forms and occur throughout the year all over Japan. Aki Matsuri (AM) is an Autumn festival, it takes place in October, near rice harvest. It follows the original rituals seeking to assure the productive of the crop. This is the Himeji version of the Aki Matsuri from my perspective as a bearer.