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Arizona Matsuri Opening parade practice & workshop

February 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Arizona Matsuri Opening parade practice & workshop

Sunday, January 7
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Friday, February 2
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. (at First Friday)
Sunday, February 11
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Free for the workshop (Donation welcome!)
(Garden admission will be free only when you pre-registered with us! contact at info@kenkoshio.com)

Organized by Ken Koshio & Tony Watson, Matsuri Committe
practice will begin for this exciting part of Matsuri! All ages. Welcome to join in our workshop on learning about Matsuri Festival, Awa Odori (Awa Dance) and Mikoshi Katsugi (carrying Mikoshi)

Awa Odori: Traditional Bon dance and music from Tokushima,

Traditional moving Shrine for matsuri anywhere in Japan

Mikoshi organiser :Tony Watson
Awa odori organiser: Ken Koshio
Supported by Japanese Friendship Garden, JACL and Arizona Gakuen for Mikoshi

Everyone is also welcome to participate the Matsuri Parade!!!

The Arizona Matsuri is an annual festival which celebrates Japanese culture and heritage, traditional and modern. The two-day event held at Heritage & Science Park in downtown Phoenix features the sights and sounds of Japan, art, crafts, music, dance and much more. The family friendly Matsuri is free to all. Japanese food and goods from over 60 vendors are available for purchase and the beer and sake garden is a great place to relax. The Arizona Matsuri was first held in 1984 and will be celebrating its 34nd anniversary in 2018.

Arizona Matsuri Festival 2018
Sat. February 24th and Sun. February 25th, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Heritage & Science Park
115 N. 6th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(SW corner of 7th St. & Monroe St.)



February 11, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Arizona Matsuri


Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
1125 N 3rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003 United States
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