MATSURI 2018

Matsuri 2018

Matsuri originated as a traditional solemn temple festival in Japan, but now brings people together to celebrate the end of summer with Asian-inspired food, performances, art, crafting, dance and more.

The Fourth annual Japan House Matsuri Festival will be held on Sunday, September 9th from 2:00 - 9:00 pm, in and around Japan House and the Arboretum at the University of Illinois.

Matsuri, a family-friendly event, will feature martial arts demonstrations and musical performances, local craft vendors, Asian-inspired food, children’s activities, as well as the crowd favorite Masaji Terasawa, Candy Man, a Japanese street performer whose amezaiku creations are truly ephemeral art pieces.

In celebration of the Japan House 20th anniversary, the festival this year will be an expanded version of years past. New highlights include tours of the Arboretum by Master Gardeners, live art demonstrations, tea ceremonies by International Urasenke Associations, specialty beers brewed by Triptych Brewing, sake tastings from Maverick Wines, and performances by internationally known Japanese all-female rock bands the 5, 6, 7, 8’s and Shonen Knife! The weekend’s events will culminate with fireworks.

Admission to the Matsuri Festival is FREE, and tickets for food and activities are budget-friendly. To purchase tickets and packages available for pre-event pick up or will-call, please click HERE.

Vendors
Michael's Catering Norden Cream and Flutter Tangerine Mountain Matcha Café Green Onion/Fresh International Market Same Street Studio Soy Fabulous The Pop Stop, Inc. Broadway Food Hall. Flying Machine Coffee Pizza M Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery Kujira Japanese Art & Craft Community Maxx Sentowski Bonsai Society of Central Illinois Quilter’s Gallery Jack Matsumoto Wright Soapery University of Illinois Horticulture Club Fast Food Anime
Performers
Seiran Chiba Candyman Ho Etsu Taiko Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America Chado Urasenke Tankokai Urbana-Champaign Association Shonen Knife 5, 6, 7, 8's Michiyoshi Sato TASC Special Ops Jason Armour
Sponsors
Sugar Grove Nature Center Adjacency The Republic of Tea
  • Betsy's Bistro
  • Asian Pork Burger - 6 tickets
  • Edamame Burger (Vegan) – 7 tickets
  • Bwak-a-cado Burger – 7 tickets
  • Betsy’s Bacon Burger – 7 tickets
  • Cheeseburger – 5 tickets
  • Marinated Tofu Bistro Wrap (vegetarian), chips, sauce – 6 tickets
  • Turkey bacon club Bistro Wrap, chips, sauce – 6 tickets
  • Chicken parmesan Bistro Wrap, chips, sauce – 6 tickets
  • Side of house chips – 3 tickets
  • Chester's BBQ
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich – 8 tickets
  • Pulled pork nachos – 9 tickets
  • General Weezy's Smoked/Fried Wings - 6 for 8 tickets
  • Cured Smoked Pork Belly on a Stick – 6 tickets
  • Ginger/ garlic Vinaigrette Cole slaw – 3 tickets
  • Ranch cheddar potato salad – 3 tickets
  • The Pop Stop
  • Hakuto Peach Sorbet Pop - 3 tickets
  • Lychee Ginger Mint Sorbet Pop - 3 tickets
  • Mango Sunrise Sorbet Pop - 3 tickets
  • Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet Pop - 3 tickets
  • Red Bean Gelato Pop - 3 tickets
  • Taro Root Gelato Pop - 3 tickets
  • The Fudgesicle Pop - 3 tickets
  • Cream & Flutter
  • Matcha Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich – 5 tickets
  • Chocolate Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich – 5 tickets
  • Passionfruit Macaron – 3 tickets
  • Red Velvet Macaron – 3 tickets
  • An-Pan (Red Bean) – 3 tickets
  • Lemon Pan – 3 tickets
  • Flying Machine Avionics
  • Cantaloupe Sakura Agua Fresca – 5 tickets
  • Mochi Matcha Tea – 5 tickets
  • Matsuri Mocha Iced Coffee – 5 tickets
  • Oolong Dream Iced Tea – 5 tickets
  • Bacaro Restaurant
  • Wagyu Sliders on Hawaiian Bun – 5 tickets
  • Grilled watermelon pancetta skewers – 4 tickets
  • Michaels' Catering
  • Okonomiyaki – 4 tickets
  • Yakitori (2 Skewers) – 5 tickets
  • Yakisoba – 3 tickets
  • Spam Musubi - 4 tickets
  • Miga
  • Roasted Pork Bun – 4 tickets
  • Roasted Pork Fried Rice – 6 tickets
  • Sakanaya
  • Yaya Roll – 1 ticket each
  • Chicken Wings (Hot & Spicy or Soy Garlic) – 1 ticket each
  • Cold Ramen (Hiyashi Chukka) - 5 tickets
  • Naya
  • Caprese Spiedini (2 skewers) – 4 tickets
  • Smoked Chicken Thigh (2 skewers) – 5 tickets
  • Pizza M
  • Matsuri Slice - 6 tickets
  • Pizza Slice (Pepperoni, Cheese or Shiitake Mushroom) - 5 tickets
  • Cold Soda 2 tickets
  • Water 1 ticket
  • Prairie Fruits Farm
  • Matcha Gelato, Thai Basil Gelato, and Black Sesame Gelato, Ginger-White Peach Sorbetto - 4 tickets
  • Green Onion/Fresh International Market
  • Kimbap (Bulgogi or Veggie) – 5 tickets
  • Japchae – 5 tickets
  • Seafood Pajeon – 6 tickets
  • Kimchi Jeon – 5 ticekts
  • Bulgogi Fried Rice – 7 tickets
  • Japan House Matcha Café
  • Sweetened Cold Matcha Tea – 4 tickets
  • Oolong Tea – 4 tickets
  • Green Tea – 4 tickets
  • Bottled Water – 2 tickets
  • Furikake Sugar Cookies – 3 tickets
  • Cocoa Mochi Cake – 3
  • Matcha Castella – 3 tickets
  • Popped Corn - 2
  • Broadway Food Hall
  • Poke Bowls - 6 tickets
  • Onigiri - 4 tickets
  • Pandamonium Doughnuts
  • Exclusive Matsuri Flavored Doughnuts - 3 / 4 tickets each
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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency