I'm currently working in of my favorite parts of the city, Sangen Jaya. However, last weekend I had the opportunity to experience a local matsuri near my place in Chuo Rinkan, located in the city of Yamato, Kanagawa prefecture.
Matsuri (祭) is the Japanese word for festival. In Japan, festivals are usually sponsored by local temples. It is also a way to show appreciation to the local deities who always bless the people. Also, matsuri is done for a good chanｃe to revive our souls once a year or so in excitement away from our routine life. It brings you back to life. Listening to the taiko, and everyone enjoying their time in harmony.
Beautiful way to say thank you.