Arizona Matsuri

The 31st Annual Festival of Japan
February 21-22, 2015

Heritage and Science Park

Downtown Phoenix


Youkoso! Welcome!

Saturday & Sunday 10 AM ~ 5 PM

Featuring exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts, children's activities, bonsai displays, Japanese food, games and contests, and stages with live entertainment.

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Our Poster is Ready

Click here to download this years poster

The theme for the 2015 Arizona Matsuri is Tanuki (Raccoon-Dog).

What is a Tanuki, you might ask. . .
Please Click over to our Cultural Page for details.

Would you like to have Tea with a Tanuki ?      

This year in tribute to the Matsuri Tankui theme, Tanuki Teapot Chado Urasenke Tankokai of Arizona present Unohana Chabako, a tea celebration that is usually done outdoors during good weather, on the grass with straw mats under the shade of a crimson umbrella. We hope that you will join us in sharing asobigokoro, a playful heart.

Please Click over to our Tea Page for ceremony times.

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Would you like to see a copy of our Program?
Please check back for updates.

Calling All Prospective Haiku Poets


Announcing a new event for the upcoming Festival

Haiku Expo 2015.

Please Click here for details.

Asahi Beer Garden open both Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM ~ 5 PM. All proceeds benefit the Arizona Matsuri. We will be serving Hiro Japanese sake, plain and new this year - fruit fused sake; and Asahi Beer. Thank you to these Festival sponsors!

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New food vendors! Yatai Ramen and Takoyaki from Tucson
will be joining our Festival this year.

Please Click here to see all our Food Court vendors. . .

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Ramune Drinking Contest!
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Anyone interested in participating meet behind the Plaza Stage at 4:15 p.m.

The first 5 participants to sign up for each age group.
Adult's contest: 13 and up (5 participants)
Children's contest: 12 and under (5 participants)


New Rules for CosPlay:

All CosPlayers should proceed to the Prop Check-In and Peacebonding table next to Samurai Comics upon arrival at the Festival.

Please check back for the new list of the Festival Rules for CosPlay.


New StarNew this year at the Tradtional Games & Toys booth:
koma {Japanese tops}. Spin them fast enough and they'll flip upside down!

wooden tops

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Free Admission & Parking

Admission is FREE to the 2015 Festival.
Parking Meters in Downtown Phoenix are no longer free on the weekends. Please Click here to see our Map To Show with information on parking. . .

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