|AUTUMN FESTIVALS CONNECT LOCALS|
By Yuudai Takaki
|The time to celebrate aki matsuri
(autumn festivals) is almost here. Festivities take place throughout
Japan to commemorate a Shinto ritual celebrating a bountiful harvest and
Unlike the larger, more prominent natsu matsuri (summer festivals), these autumn festivals impress the visitor with distinctly local delights.
In Tokyo, portable shrines can be seen being paraded in each district at the beginning of September. READ MORE