Definition of matsuri in English:


Syllabification: mat·su·ri
Pronunciation: /matˈso͝orē


  • A solemn festival celebrated periodically at Shinto shrines in Japan.
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    • But my welcome home was perfect; I walked off the train to the beginning of my town matsuri (festival)!
    • He lies on a tatami mat dressed in Japanese yutaka, the drone of a street matsuri outside his window.
    • The real expat deal means astronomical salaries, a large pad in Azabu Juban (where we went to the matsuri in August), nannies to look after their two kids, etc.



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