Aspect | Festive City

Summer in japan is the season of matsuri — festivals. From traditional Shinto festivals held at shrines to community events that take over the local streets and from crowded spectacles with spectacular fireworks to humble neighborhood gatherings, the visitor can get a glimpse and taste of Japan’s past in the processions and lanterns, musicians and dancers, drums, flutes and shamisen, traditional yatai snacks and drinks, low-tech amusements and games, and colorful yukata and geta.