Matsuri 2015. Matsuri or Omatsuri is a Japanese term for festival. In Japan, seasonal festivals and celebrations are an important part of the culture. They started as religious ceremonies to pray for a good harvest in the spring and show gratitude for a good harvest in the fall. Since then, they have developed into much more extravagant and exciting events. Matsuri remain a major component of the Japanese culture today.
The Santa Fe JIN holds an annual Santa Fe Japanese Cultural Festival, which we've nicknamed the Matsuri, to showcase and spread the wonder of Japanese culture in New Mexico.