Press Release & Media Events

March 1, 2016

Review of Arizona Matsuri 2016 by AZ Asian Food Review blogger Adam Yee.


Adam sums up the event as follows, but gives an indepth review which you can read on his blog by following the link below.


"Matsuri is an amazing, well organized festival. This is why hundreds upo...

February 28, 2016

Self proclaimed geek Darth Mexican writes his review from the perspective of a first time Arizona Matsuri attendee and closes with "Holding Matsuri in downtown Phoenix was a great choice since it was already a beautiful and unique setting that is exotic to most of the...

February 27, 2016


KPHO/KTVK Channel 3 News writes about what's new at this year's Matsuri festival in downtown Phoenix.


This year’s festival theme is “Momotaro.” Momotaro means "Peach Boy", who was born in a peach and traveled with a dog, pheasant and monkey. Momotaro conquered demons...

February 26, 2016


Fox 10 News gives a sneak peak at some of the activities to expect at this year's Arizona Matsuri festival in downtown Phoenix. Festival steering committee members Eileen Morgan and Ted Namba provide Fox 10 viewers with insights on some of the music, dance, martial ar...

February 5, 2016

Arizona Matsuri will entertain participants for Meet Me Downtown Phoenix as they make their way through Heritage & Science Park.

Please Note: Performance Times 5:30 - 6:30PM.


  • 2/08/2016: Traditional toys and games

  • 2/15/2016: Taiko (Japanese Drums) with Eileen Mo...

February 5, 2016

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




Feb 21: CBS Radio



Feb 22: Your Life A to Z

KTVK 3 @ 9am


Feb 26: Fox 10 News

Fox 10 @ 4:30pm



January 20, 2016

Immediate Release By: J. Carro, 480.495.8924 c.

Arizona Matsuri
P.O. Box 35035

Phoenix, AZ 85069
General Information –
General Information – 602.262.5029

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