Meaning of matsuri in English:


Pronunciation /matˈsuːri/


  • A solemn festival celebrated periodically at Shinto shrines in Japan.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Special students, myself included, dressed in matsuri coats and played the large taiko drums, while others placed samisen and fue for the crowds.’
    • ‘But I guess we must be tolerant when everyone is in this matsuri mood.’