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- noun Plural form of
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The whittled sticks of the Aino, non-conductors of evil and protectors of those who make and rear them, stuck up in every place of awe or supposed danger, have in the slow evolution of centuries become the innumerable flag-poles, banners and streamers which one sees at their _matsuris_ or temple festivals.
Formerly, however, these implements of worship were seen numerously -- in the cornucopia distributed in the temples, in the _matsuris_ or religious processions and in representation by various plastic material -- and all this until 1872, to an extent that is absolutely incredible to all except the eye-witnesses, some of whose written testimonies we possess.
Oh yes, and about the Japan Blog Matsuri - I have an alternative yet cunning plan, and I’ll have to talk to you soon regarding one or the other matsuris!