Shunki Reitaisai, the Nikko Spring Festival The highlight of Nikko's Grand Festival of Spring is a Samurai procession honouring Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japan's first Shogun, who was buried at Toshogu Shrine in 1617. Over 1000 men, lion dancers, musicians and Shinto priests take part. The procession escorts sacred portable shrines through the streets of Nikko in a re-enactment of the famous Shogun's burial procession, known as Hyakumono-Zoroe Sennin Gyoretsu.
Sea bream matsuri (festival) in Aichi Pref, Japan. ☆祭り-Matsuri, literally meaning 'to worship', every festivals in Japan are related to god in one way or another: gratitude & a prayer for the good haul of sea breams in this case. 豊漁祈願鯛まつり、愛知県