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Gosho Shrine Matsuri, Kamakura - Japanese festivals are traditional festive occasions.  Matsuri is the Japanese word for festival.  These events are normally sponsored by a local shrine.  Matsuri almost always feature processions with mikoshi or portable shrines, that are carried around the neighborhood and even into the ocean along coastal areas such as Kamakura.
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Gosho Shrine Matsuri, Kamakura - Japanese festivals are traditional festive occasions. Matsuri is the Japanese word for festival. These events are normally sponsored by a local shrine. Matsuri almost always feature processions with mikoshi or portable shrines, that are carried around the neighborhood and even into the ocean along coastal areas such as Kamakura.