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Japanese Culture Matsuri (Festival) and Religion Jananese Culture Matsuri Festival and Religion
Matsuri!!!!! What's Matsuri? What's Japanese religions? What's are we doing in Matsuri? Festivals in the World!??
What's Matsuri? -It's a Japanese traditional festival! -Mainly, celebration for “Kami” based on Shintoism religion, -wishing our luck, no-suffering, and peace and so for it. ....By the way, what is “Kami”?
Kami, and Shintoism -Shintoism is a Japanese main religion -Shintoism stems from Polytheism and animism. Kami(God”s”) are in everything. -This is not unified “Shintoism Religion”, rather disorganized folklore, history and mythology.
Wait... I thought Japan was Buddihist country...?? -That's right. -Japan is Syncretistic fusion of Shintoism and Dubbism. -Majority—takes part in Shinto rituals, and also practice Buddhist ancestor worship. -In short... Mixture of Shinto and Buddhism.
So, What are we doing in Matsuri? DEPENDS! lol but we can watch a typical and one of a biggest Matsuri in Japan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4-PRjCedFE