Featuring exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts, children's activities, bonsai displays, Japanese food, and 3 stages of live entertainment.
The theme for the 2013 Arizona Matsuri will be Omochi
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Here are some of the exciting features of this year's festival!
Join us for our Awa Odori & Mikoshi Parade!
The Matsuri Parade will start at 10 AM on Saturday, February 23rd. Anyone in Japanese attire is invited to participate in our parade! Please begin gathering next to the Plaza Stage at 9:30 AM.
Asahi Beer Garden open both Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM ~ 5 PM. All proceeds benefit the Arizona Matsuri. We will be serving Asahi Beer and 3 different premium Japanese sake! Thanks to our sponsors!
Omochi Pounding Demonstration (Japanese rice cakes) by Brian Kito from Fugetsu-Do in Los Angeles, CA
Shan Ichiyanagai, the candy man, performing Amezaiku (Japanese Candy Sculpting) on SUNDAY ONLY!
Ramune Drinking Contest on Sunday at 4:30 PM at the Plaza Stage. Sign up to be one of the 10 contestants at the Phoenix Sister Cities- Himeji Soda Booth on Sunday ONLY!
Three stages (traditional arts, taiko and martial arts). Find the performance schedules under the Entertainment tab above.
New merchandise and food vendors!
Fun children's activities, calligraphy and more!