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matsuri (Festivals and Rituals) – 06 / 24 / 2014
matsuri まつり
祭り
matsuri 1. (festival, feast, celebrate)
2. (deify, enshrine)
3. (ritual, offer prayers, worship, sacrifice or make offerings to one's ancestors)
matsu.ri 1. (festival, feast, celebrate)
2. (deify, enshrine)
3. (ritual, offer prayers, worship, sacrifice or make offerings to one's ancestors)

❖ Festivals and rituals celebrating and honoring kami and ancestral spirits
❖ Also called omatsuri, oomatsuri, saishi
omatsuri おまつり 御祭
お祭
oomatsuri おおまつり 大祭り
saishi さいし 祭祀
o (honorable) – written with kanji or hiragana
matsuri (festival, feast, celebrate, deify, enshrine, ritual, offer prayers, worship, sacrifice or make offerings to one's ancestors)

oo (great, big, large)
matsu.ri (festival, feast, celebrate, deify, enshrine, ritual, offer prayers, worship, sacrifice or make offerings to one's ancestors)

sai (ritual, offer prayers, celebrate, deify, enshrine, worship)
shi (enshrine, worship)
saishi (ritual, religious service, festival)
saishi shuzoku – Festival Practices
nenchu gyoji – Annual Events
tsûka girei – Rites of Passage
tama matsuri – Festivals for the Dead
ji matsuri – Ground Breaking Ceremonies

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