A Summer Festival is a Japanese neighbourhood festival or fair, usually sponsored by a local shrine or temple, that is held in honour of an enshrined Kami and/or Buddha for the recreation of local residents, friends and visitors in summer.
- "Matsuri" is the Japanese word for a festival or holiday.
- There are no specific festival days for all of Japan; dates vary from area to area, and even within a specific area, but festival days do tend to cluster around traditional holidays such as Setsubun or Obon. Almost every locale has at least one festival in late summer/early autumn, usually related to the rice harvest.
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