matsuri 2016

Matsuri 2016 Report

Thank you !! in Kabuki style.

Thank you very much for all the help!
Matsuri 2016 was successful.

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More than 2500 visitors, over 130 volunteers, over 30 vendors attended. We visited 50+ class rooms before the Matsuri educating students about the kabuki theme and working on mask-making projects. We gave 7 scholarships worth a total of $1800. The stage performance and all the booths were busy and lively all through the day. The Japanese delegation group enjoyed themselves talking to visitors who are truly interested in Japan. Many free raffle prizes were given throughout the day.

Here are the chairs of each sections, who worked really hard in the past month or longer. Let's give them a big thank-you !

  • Matsuri director, booth vendor and contact to the convention center: Casey
  • Treasurer: Gloria
  • Art direction for the stage: Kayoko
  • Stage setup: Jon (W)
  • Graphic and general design, Stage screen slide show: Sharon
  • Stage and kabuki display decoration and cosplay: Jaye
  • Volunteer organization, raffle: Ann
  • Signage : Carl
  • Video & photography : Jon (R)
  • School project: Iba
  • Kitchen and food sales booth: Keiko, Minori
  • Kitchen prep: DJ, Mildred
  • JIN sales booth: Dee,
  • Admission and transport: Susan
  • Scholarship: Tom, Rose, Stephen
  • Communication with CCA and hotel arrangement for the performers: Ellen
  • MC: Stephen
  • Moving truck: Michael, Todd
  • Board meeting consulting: Don
  • Kids' area: Beth
  • Radio communication: Sue

Matsuri Volunteers Still Needed!

We still need your help preparing for the 2016 Japan Festival this month! If you are able to volunteer any time before or during the event, please sign up to help. Any amount is good. We will be able to find a way for you to contribute. Contact Ann Hamer at 505-984-1129 or to sign up. Thank you!

Matsuri 2016

Japan Festival 2016

Our Japanese Festival is on Saturday April 16th. Please click on the tab for Matsuri 2016 under Japan Festival for more information.

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