S1E2: Celebrating 4 Significant Japanese Festivals

Azra talks about Japanese “matsuri” (祭) or festivals! Whether it’s dancing celebrations or times of paying somber respects, there are many festivals year-round that shape the Japanese tradition.

In this episode, Azra talks about Japanese “matsuri” (祭) or festivals! Whether it’s dancing celebrations or times of paying somber respects, there are many festivals year-round that shape the Japanese tradition. Azra educates listeners that “Japanese matsuri religiously follow the seasons and all of its natural changes. Nature is the root of Japanese traditions!”

“Matsuri” bring people together and memorialize loved ones. Japanese festivals are more often than not religious events. Shinto and Buddhism are the two most popularly practiced religions in Japan. Tune in to learn 4 culturally significant festivals that display the breadth of the Japanese culture.
 
 
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