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2019 - 13th Annual Nihon Matsuri - Japan Festival (Sat) Tea Ceremony, Mochitsuki-Rice Pounding, Karate, Taiko, Cosplay - Salt Lake City, UtahNewly Listed

Date: Saturday, 27 April, 2019       Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Japantown Street - Nihonmatsuri
100 South 200-300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

To share and educate the larger Utah community about Japanese and Japanese American culture, history, and traditions as well as to be a way to pass on the Japanese traditions and culture to younger fifth, sixth, and seventh generation Japanese Americans and to help them identify with their heritage. 

April 27, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

2019 Nihon Matsuri Entertainment
We can not express enough how much we value the performers at Nihon Matsuri! We want to make sure that everyone has a chance enjoy everything our guests and performers have prepared. (Please be aware that these times may change.)

Exhibits and Panels - Cultural Panel Room Schedule
(2018 Schedule-Check Website for Updates)
11:00 AM - Ikebana Demonstration and Q&A by Laura Chho
1:00 PM - 表具師 Hyougushi (Japanese Caligraphy and Scrolls) by Jonathan Maples|
2:00 PM - Kendo and Iaido Q&A
3:00 PM - Cosplay Inspired by Japanese Media
4:00 PM - Tea Ceremony Video Stream
5:00 PM - Festival Feedback

Exhibit Room
If you take a look inside of the Buddhist Temple on the East end of the festival you will find all sorts of interesting exhibits from Ikebana to information about the Topaz Interment camp. This year we will have a photo exhibit from the early Japanese railroad workers and miners. If you are interested in the story of the Japanese American Railroad workers, check out the collection from the J. Willard Marriott Library

Demonstration, Discussion and Q&A Panels 
Inside the overflow area in the Buddhist temple we will be having a panel room where we cover Japanese art, music, culture and more. A panel is a type of classroom setting that is open to all people and can usually be found and conventions and other festivals. Panels can be one expert presenting on a subject, multiple experts discussing a topic, multiple experts taking questions from the audience and giving their answers, and even a single expert taking questions from the audience. At Nihon Matsuri we are working on putting together a panel of schedules including topics such as Taiko Drumming and other Japanese Music, Ikebana, Japanese Cosplay, and even

Cosplay Contest
The cosplay community of Utah has come together to share their talent through the Nihon Matsuri, and we are continuing that tradition with our Cosplay Contest! The goal of the contest is to explore Japanese culture through anime and other forms of entertainment popular in Japan, so we will continue our format of providing an introduction that explains a bit about the series and characters being represented on stage.

In addition to the thrill of participating in this one-of-a-kind contest, there are several prizes and awards you can receive for your craft, performance, and presence!

Saturday, 27 April, 2019


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