Arizona Matsuri - 2017 Dates Announced!


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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: Shinkansen The Shinkansen is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by five Japan Railways Group companies. Starting with the Tōkaidō Shinkansen in 1964, the network has expanded to currently consist of 1,717 miles of lines with maximum speeds of 240–320 km/h (150–200 mph). The network presently links most major cities on the islands of Honshu and Kyushu, and Hakodate on northern island of Hokkaido, with an extension to Sapporo under construction and scheduled to commence in March 2031.The nickname bullet train is sometimes used in English for these high-speed trains.

3rd Annual Haiku Poetry Expo 2017

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Phoenix ~ The 33rd Annual Matsuri takes over Heritage & Science Park in downtown Phoenix on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 & 26, 2017. This two-day celebration features colorful displays of authentic Japanese art, crafts, and entertainment. Traditional Japanese food and merchandise are also for sale.

For 2017, the festival committee chose the theme Shinkansen or new trunk line, is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by five Japan Railways Group companies. Starting with the Tōkaidō Shinkansen in 1964, the network has expanded to currently consist of 1,717 miles of lines with maximum speeds of 240–320 km/h (150–200 mph). The network presently links most major cities on the islands of Honshu and Kyushu, and Hakodate on northern island of Hokkaido, with an extension to Sapporo under construction and scheduled to commence in March 2031.The nickname bullet train is sometimes used in English for these high-speed trains.

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