Sep.16 Matsuri in Nakano

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"Matsuri" is the Japanese word for a festival. It is a local festival celebrated by the local people in different areas in Japan. In the summer time, Matsuri is held everywhere all across Japan and the dates varies in all regions. 

The usual matsuri are often based on one event with many different food stalls, entertainment, carnival games and also performances. It seems like matsuri is held to unite the community through an event that brings the youngsters and oldies together. 
 

I attend this festival every year and I love it. The energy given out from it are staggering. The whole neighbourhood joined to carry the huge portable shrines''Mikoshi''through the street. 
 

Today I heard the sound of matsuri song outside of Kondoh clinic. l ran out from my clinic with my lab coat on as I helped hold the front part of ''Mikoshi'' in the center of the Matsuri!  I don't hesitate to join others. I joined carrying the Mikoshi as I am proud to give the honor for the departed soul. 
 

Mikoshi weights around 600kg and it costs about 500,000 US dollars. Everyone want to carry the 'Mikoshi' by waiting behind of "Mikoshi'' for their turn. They believed God is inside the Mikoshi. They lifted Mikoshi up and down with full energy to worship the God until they reach the shrine to pray for their harvest. It’s a beautiful and honourable festival that brings all the people together.

 

“お祭り”(祭典)是日本的传统节日。这是一个在日本各个地区由当地日本人所举行的祭典。在夏季,祭典遍布于日本各地,各个地区的举办日期也大不相同。

祭典通常是由颇具风味的小吃摊位以及形形色色的娱乐节目、狂欢节游戏和表演项目组成。由此可见,日本的祭典是一个可将男女老少都聚集在一起的团结社区的活动。

我每年都会参加祭典,并且我十分热爱她!她所传递的能量也是十分惊人的。仿佛整个街道都参与其中并被她的光芒所笼罩。

今天我在诊所里听见了外面传来了祭典的歌声后,穿着我的白大褂就从诊所里跑了出来,然后我来到了祭典活动的中心并抬起了神輿(日本祭典时所抬的轿子)我毫不犹豫地加入了他们。我享受着祭典,因为我能为逝去的英灵献上荣誉是一件令我自豪的事情。

神輿重达600千克,造价约500,000美元。每个人都想跟随神輿的步伐。人们相信着神明就在里面。人们用上下起伏神輿的方式来敬拜神明,直道人们到达神殿,祈祷着他们的收获。这是一个能将人心凝聚在一起的美丽而光荣的节日!