Press Release & Media Events

December 15, 2019

Phoenix – December 10, 2019 - The Circle of Life at Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix is the new location for one of the nation’s highest attended, two-day Japanese culture festivals, that is free of charge for all.

The family friendly event, which began as a...

March 15, 2018

The 34th Annual Arizona MATSURI: A Festival of Japan was held at Heritage and Science Park in Phoenix, Arizona on February 24-25, 2018. The Arizona Matsuri is a two-day celebration of Japanese culture organized by the Arizona Matsuri Steering Committee whose mission is...

February 3, 2018

The Candy Man, Mr. Shan Ichiyanagi of Los Angeles, will be demonstrating amezaiku – the Japanese art of candy sculpting - from 10 am to 2 pm, only, under the Heritage & Science Park Lath House. Dragons, flowers, butterflies ... Shan’s candy sculptures are almost too pr...

April 6, 2017

The 33rd Annual Arizona MATSURI: A Festival of Japan was held at Heritage and Science Park in Phoenix, Arizona on February 25-26, 2017. The Arizona Matsuri is a two-day celebration of Japanese culture organized by the Arizona Matsuri Steering Committee whose mission is...

March 23, 2017

For those that have no idea what Matsuri (祭=まつり) means, it translates to a festival! The festival was held in Phoenix, the great metro capital of Arizona, and it celebrated everything Japanese – from Awa Odori, to taiko, to endless amounts of entertainment, food, etc....

January 28, 2017

Oasis, a local publication written for the Japanese speaking community featured an article on the founding of Arizona Matsuri through an ASU Japanese culture group called Behind the Mask.

The event began in Tempe and was held every 6 months and eventually found its curr...

January 24, 2017

Plan to go!

33rd Annual Arizona Matsuri: A Festival of Japan

Saturday & Sunday, 2/25 & 26, 2017
Opens @ 10am both days, closes @ 5pm

FREE Event Admission

Heritage and Science Park
115 North Sixth St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Southwest corner of 7th Street & Monroe

2017 Theme:...

January 7, 2017

Plan to go!

33rd Annual Arizona Matsuri: A Festival of Japan

Saturday & Sunday, 2/25 & 26, 2017
Opens @ 10am both days, closes @ 5pm

 

FREE Event Admission

Heritage and Science Park
115 North Sixth St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

Southwest corner of 7th Street & Monroe

2017 The...

January 7, 2017

Media announcements featuring Matsuri:  A Festival of Japan in the news!

Feb 19: CBS Radio

CBS KOOL, KMLE & LIVE @ 7am

The 32nd Annual “Arizona MATSURI: A Festival of Japan” was held at Heritage and Science Park in Phoenix, Arizona on February 27-28, 2016. The Arizona Matsuri is a two-day celebration of Japanese culture organized by the Arizona Matsuri Steering Committee whose mission...

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