Matsuri!: Japanese Festival Arts


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The spectacular Japanese community festivals known as matsuri are centuries old. Even today, in a society driven by technological advancement, these annual rites continue to function as a mechanism for purification and renewal and also to ensure all aspects of communal productivity. The pageantry of these events -- their extraordinary dress, performance, and Shinto-Buddhist ritual enactment -- brings communities together in an act of worship that is, as well, an extravagant artistic celebration. Dominated by the gorgeous ...

Matsuri!: Japanese Festival Arts 2002, University of California Los Angeles, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780930741921

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