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Definition of Matsuri
1. a Shinto festival [n -S]
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Literary usage of Matsuri
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. In the Eyes of the East by Marjorie Latta Barstow Greenbie (1921)
"CHAPTER XXII THE GION matsuri LIFE was very dull in that beautiful city ... So it happened that I saw the preliminary festival of the Gion matsuri alone. ..."
2. Japan, Real and Imaginary by Sydney Greenbie (1920)
"XVII GION matsuri PAGEANT complaint of the rationalist against the disappearance of the old forms of life is not an undervaluation of the ever-arising new. ..."
3. Japan: Travels and Researches Undertaken at the Cost of the Prussian Government by Johann Justus Rein (1884)
"THE GO-SEKKU, ESPECIALLY THE NEW YEAR, AND FESTIVALS OF FLOWERS AND THE matsuri. By way of introduction to the chapter on the Japanese Festivals, ..."
4. The Boy Travellers in the Far East: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey to by Thomas Wallace Knox (1880)
"... matsuri is more particularly a festival for girls rather than for boys. ... that fall to the lot of a Japanese girl at the time of the Hina matsuri. ..."
5. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior Including by Isabella Lucy Bird (1888)
"... of the Revel—matsuri Cars- Gods and Demons—A Possible Harbour—A Village Forge—Prosperity of SaM Brewers—A '' Great Sight. ..."
6. A Japanese Interior by Alice Mabel Bacon (1893)
"A matsuri. — Early School. — Perry Expedition Reports. — Bible Class of School- Girls. — Fighting Fleas. — Japanese Servants. — The New School-Building. ..."
7. Japan: An Account, Geographical and Historical, from the Earliest Period at by Charles MacFarlane (1852)
"Their chief festivals of all are the ' Feast of Lanterns? and what is called the matsuri, " The Lantern Festival, or Feast of Lamps, is celebrated towards ..."