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Matsuri – 祭り

This guy is wearing a ハッピ, or “happi” coat, similar to those worn by baseball fanatics. Matsuri’s are one of the great reasons to travel to Japan. My own former home, Okayama Prefecture (岡山県) had the Japan-famous “Naked Man Festival” once a year (裸祭り). I also really enjoyed the Kurashiki Summer Matsuri, where I took the picture below. The other festival I went to that was fantastic was the Sapporo Snow Festival (札幌雪祭り). Ice sculptures galore, this February festival is definitely worth checking out if you’re going to Japan. For more festival ideas while in Japan, check this out.