Arizona Matsuri - Press Release

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: 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

Back by popular demand!

FREE Registration

 

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. 

 

 

Back by popular demand! The Arizona Matsuri planning committee is inviting all residents of Arizona to participate in the 3rd annual Haiku Expo scheduled to take place at the Festival. In the spirit of raising awareness of the arts and culture of Japan to the people of Arizona, the committee challenges everyone to write their own Arizona-inspired Haiku and submit it to the Haiku Poetry Expo.

 

 

Haiku poetry typically contains a reference to images of nature. They use simple concrete images of things we can see, smell, taste, touch, or feel. The best haiku poems reveal the essence of a thing so clearly that the reader can experience the momentary scene or insight that inspired the author.

For program updates go to azmatsuri.org.

 

 

Supported by: The Arizona Matsuri Planning Committee, Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Phoenix Sister Cities Commission/Himeji Committee, Japanese American Citizens League, Arizona Buddhist Temple, Desert Cross Community Church, the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, The Japanese Culture Club of AZ and the Japanese Business Association of Arizona along with many other individual benefactors and supporters.

 

 

Admission to attend the festival is FREE! For more details, please call Heritage Square Office at 602.262.5071. Recorded information is available at 602.262.5029. Or at the website: www.azmatsuri.org and Like on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/azmatsuri/ 

 

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Note to the media: Thank you for your continued support and coverage of this special event. Matsuri: A Festival of Japan has been a Phoenix favorite for years and draws 75,000 people during the course of the weekend. To learn more about Matsuri, contact J. Carro 480.495.8924.c 

 

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