Come join the fun at the Chicago Japanese Matsuri hosted by Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya and Japanese Culture Center
Enjoy this Japanese festival in the heart of Chicago where you can experience authentic Japanese festival foods, cultural performances of Taiko drumming, Shodo/large scale calligraphy, Traditional Martial Arts, Sumi-e ink painting, Cosplay Contests and so much more! Interactive Japanese cultural booths will be throughout the festival featuring origami, games, arts, fashion, handwritten calligraphy requests, photo booths, and beyond!
The festival will take place in the Plaza on Saturday, September 29th and 30th, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 05:00 PM.
All of the festival foods will be prepared by chef Kevin Yu and his team from Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya which means true Japanese culinary authenticity and deliciousness! The festival foods will include Takoyaki, Chicken Karaage, Potato Croquette, Okonomiyaki and many classic authentic Japanese festival foods. It will be a wonderful culinary treat for you and your family to remember for a long time!
The festival arts and performances are led by the Japanese Culture Center and will include performances of Taiko drumming (maybe shamisen as well TBA), Shurikenjutsu, Indigo Dyeing and Mokume Shibori, Karate, Sumi-e, Aikido, Iaido, Large Scale Shodo Calligraphy, Ikebana flower arrangement and much more!