Matsuri - Collector Edition: Guide to traditional Japanese festivals from Hokkaido to Okinawa By Kévin Tembouret Cover Image

Matsuri - Collector Edition: Guide to traditional Japanese festivals from Hokkaido to Okinawa (Paperback)

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Discover millennia-old rituals that continue to amaze tourists from Japan and abroad alike, and the deeply-rooted beliefs and events associated with them.
From the mythical Kanamara matsuri to the fiery fireworks, from the spellbinding dances of the Bon Odori to the majestic processions of traditional mikoshi floats, plunge into the heart of festival effervescence through fascinating events.
This comprehensive guide reveals Japan's major matsuri from region to region, immersing you in their historical and cultural aspects. Explore the enchanting regions of the country, from the enchanting landscapes of Hokkaido to the major cities of Kantō or Kansai, via the captivating celebrations of Shikoku, Kyūshū and Okinawa.
This book is also your chance to discover the baffling loincloth matsuri, spectacular fire festivals and many other memorable moments. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of each festival and let yourself be transported by the magic of ceremonies handed down from generation to generation.
Whether you need this book to plan your next trip or read it for personal enjoyment, it will take you on a journey through Japan's rich culture, where tradition and modernity meet to create celebrations that are unique in the world.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798856480022
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: August 8th, 2023
Pages: 172
Language: English