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Matsuri (祭) is the Japanese word for a festival or holiday. In Japan, festivals are usually sponsored by a local shrine or temple, though they can be secular.

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The clothes

Yukata is a summer kimono in cotton.

Jinbei

Jinbei is an alternative to yukata. Men usually prefer Jinbei to Yukata. Jinbei can be worn by men women and children as well.

The games

Kingyo Sukui

Try the most famous matsuri game : the kingyo sukui (goldfish scooping)

Katanuki

Have steady hands? Here’s the game for you : the Katanuki.
You have to carve a candy mold with a needle. If you succeed without breaking it you receive a prize or sometimes money.

The food

Japanese snack with diced octopus inside.

Fried noodles with meat (usually pork) and vegetables like cabbage, carrot and onions.

Jaga butter

It’s a grilled or steamed potato with butter and you can add bacon, corn, mayonnaise etc.

Skewered chicken or other meat with few vegetables.

The drinks

Ramune (or Lamune) is a Japanese lemonade. The most popular flavor is lemon-lime but there is a lot of other flavors such as peach, pine, strawberry etc.

Japanese beer such as Sapporo beer or Asahi beer

The desserts/ sweets

Kakigori

Japanese shaved ice with syrup.
You can choose the syrup flavor that you like (strawberry, mango, lemon, grape, melon etc.)

Choco banana

Bananas covered in chocolate with colored chocolate sprinkles on it.

Watch a traditional Japanese festival

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