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Nihon Matsuri Japantown Festival

Nihon Matsuri Japantown Festival

Nihon Matsuri is put together by a non-profit group of dedicated individuals, the Nihon Matsuri organization, with the goal to share Japanese and Japanese American culture with Utah as well as to pass Japanese traditions and culture to younger fifth, sixth, and seventh generation Japanese Americans. The festival will include artist demonstrations of tea ceremony, calligraphy, doll making, martial arts such as karate, kendo, iaido, and aikido; performances of odori (dancing), singing, taiko (drums); a Kimono and a Cosplay fashion show; displays of ikebana (flower arrangements), bonsai, anime, paintings, dolls, historical photographs; hands-on art projects for children; and much more. A variety of Japanese food will also be available, and there will also be an anime costume contest!


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