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.