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2024 Annual Matsuri Festival - UCSD JSA+NSU (Japanese Culture, Food Booths, Games, Performances..) Campus Library Walk
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Date: Thursday, 4 April, 2024       Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UCSD Campus Library Walk
9500 Gilman Drive CA 92037
San Diego, CA 92037
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Map of UCSD Campus Library Walk, 9500 Gilman Drive CA 92037

Matsuri means “festival” in Japanese and is an annual night market held on Library Walk at UCSD. With a goal of displaying, promoting, and celebrating Japanese and Japanese-American culture, the event extends past the university to bring over 3,000 visitors from the greater San Diego area.

Festival Date
April 4, 2024, Thursday

Festival Time
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Food: Takoyaki, Yakisoba, Gyoza, Yakitori, Soba noodles, Ichigo Daifuku, Spam Musubi..

Festival Location
UCSD Campus Library Walk

Food  Stage  Games

Matsuri Performance Schedule
5:15 pm - Performances Begin

5:19 pm - 5:34 pm: Blue Moon Sanitizer
• Description: Student band from UCSD covering Rock n’ Roll, ACG, J-POP, and other types of songs.

5:36 pm - 5:52 pm: KRUSH Dance Team
• Description: Dance team focusing on K-POP dance covers with members from various dance backgrounds.

5:57 pm - 6:02 pm: Absolute Zero (A0K)
• Description: Dance group covering KPOP or JPOP dances aiming to tell stories familiar to the audience.

6:04 pm - 6:14 pm: Kendo Club
• Description: Promoting awareness and appreciation of the Japanese martial art, kendo.

6:16 pm - 6:26 pm: Duly Noted
• Description: Co-ed acappella group singing a diverse array of music.

Intermission: 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm

6:46 pm - 6:56 pm: Chinese Dance Association
• Description: Group sharing a passion for the art and grace of Chinese Dance.

6:58 pm - 7:18 pm: Asayake Taiko
• Description: Taiko drum performance.

7:20 pm - 7:40 pm: GenBlu
• Description: Student-organized band covering JPop music with members from different cultural backgrounds.

7:42 pm - 7:57 pm: KOTX
• Description: All-inclusive kpop social and dance organization spreading Korean culture through kpop.

8:00 pm - 8:15 pm: Polynesian Dance Club
• Description: Dance group focused on promoting, practicing, and teaching various Polynesian dances.

Note: Please make sure to account for any setup time needed between performances, as well as any potential adjustments to the schedule for unforeseen circumstances. Enjoy the performances at Matsuri!

About Japanese Student Association and the Nikkei Student Union 
The Japanese Student Association and the Nikkei Student Union first came together in 2008 to carry out Matsuri. The first JSA/NSU Matsuri was held in May 2009, drawing over 1,500 UCSD students and Japanese members from the San Diego community. With such success, JSA and NSU decided to make this an annual event. Even though the pandemic has caused minor setbacks for the past couple of years, we are looking forward to Matsuri 2023 being back in person!

The Matsuri will feature a variety of events that showcase Japanese culture including game booths, food stalls, performances, and more that will give you an immersive experience into Japanese festivals! Each year, the purpose of this event is to expose Japanese culture to the students and staff of UCSD and other neighboring communities. Our website is a tool that is available to anyone who is interested to get to know more about Matsuri!

Japanese Student Association (JSA)
Japanese Student Association is a student organization that was founded in 2003 at the University of California, San Diego (hereinafter “UCSD”). JSA promotes awareness of Japanese culture on the university campus and provides students with a chance to experience a different culture. Mainly consisting of native Japanese, JSA aims to create a bridge between cultures.

Nikkei Student Union (NSU)
Nikkei Student Union is a student organization founded in 1988 at UCSD. NSU consists of people from all cultural backgrounds who foster an interest in Japanese-American culture. NSU provides a unique and open environment where people can gain an insight on the Japanese American experience and serves as a vehicle to promote awareness about Japanese and Japanese American culture, history, and issues.

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