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Introduction: Rites and Festivals


Introduction: Rites and Festivals

This chapter deals with terminology relating to Shinto matsuri (ritual ceremonies and festivals). Interpretations of the etymology of the word matsuri state that it derives from the verb matsurau, which means to yield to, serve, or give submission to the might of a kami. Namely, through the visible...





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