Japan House Matsuri 2019

Event Information
Event Date: 
September 8, 2019 - 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Japan House at the University of Illinois
Address: 
2000 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Illinois
Description: 

Japan House will celebrate summer with a day of Asian-inspired performers, food and artists inside and around Japan House and the Arboretum at the University of Illinois.

The fifth annual Matsuri Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 8 from 12pm to 9pm. Matsuri will include a variety of free performances, including Ho Etsu Taiko drum group, martial arts demonstrations, “The Candyman” street performer who makes candy sculptures and “wows” audiences with his style of magic, traditional dance, and Japanese tsugaru-jamisen player Michiyoshi Sato. Returning for their 2nd year, the crowd favorite international Japanese all-female band the 5. 6. 7. 8’s will end the night rocking out until the fireworks start at 8:30.

Main Stage

12:00 | Opening Remarks
12:05 | Michiyoshi Sato - Japanese tsugaru-jamisen player
12:45 | Central Illinois Aikikai - Local Martial Arts Group demonstrating Aikido
1:30 | Illini Ishaara - UI Registered Student Organization performing new classical Indian Dance
2:15 | Kokushi Midwest Judo - Local Martial Arts Group demonstrating Judo
3:00 | Ho Etsu Taiko and Large Scale Origami - Japanese drum ensemble based in Chicago and local origami Artist Mark Hirsbrunner
3:45 | Kobudokan Dojo - Local Martial Arts Group demonstrating Kobudo and Iaido
4:30 | Illini Ishaara - UI Registered Student Organization performing new classical Indian Dance
5:15 | Shorin-Ryu Academy of Martial Arts - Local Martial Arts Group demonstrating Karate
5:45 | Michiyoshi Sato - Japanese tsugaru-jamisen player
6:30 | Ho Etsu Taiko - Japanese drum ensemble based in Chicago
7:30 | 5. 6. 7. 8's - World famous Tokyo Rockin’ Garage trio

Admission: 
Free Admission / Tickets for food vendors on sale
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