Cultural References

Matsuri
Holidays & Festivals

Originating from the ancient rites related to the agriculture and the spirtiual well-being of communities, the Japanese matsuri or "festival" is indeed a festive affair, offering a dizzying variety of serious, religion-themed ceremonies as well as light-hearted, carnival-like atmosphere.

Relevance to Maison Ikkoku

Famous matsuri themes in anime include Ranma and Otaku no Video, as well as in Maison Ikkoku when Kyoko visits Godai's college campus. In the above picture you can see students dressed as an Alien, and even Superman.


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