Matsuri! Japanese Arts Festival

The 2020 Matsuri Japanese Arts Festival is cancelled

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Matsuri Festival. To pique your interest, below are the details from the 2019 Tenth Anniversary Matsuri Festival.


Please visit our Volunteer page to learn more or to register for our May 2021 Festival.

Photos from previous years

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  • Bamboo Sorcery
  • Harvest Land
  • Healdsburg Shed
  • Hiroko Ishida Ceramics
  • Morita Arts
  • Nichibei Potters
  • Peace Crane Project
  • Pink Elephant Concessions
  • TenTen Taiko
  • Wabisabi Kimono
  • Yao Kiku
  • Yao Kiku

Below are some messages from participants in previous years

Nina, Ensohza Minyoshu

Thank you for pulling that all together and including Ensohza in the show. We were really thrilled to participate. It was a great afternoon. We loved participating … thanks again for including us.

Jubilith, Theatre of Yugen

A quick note of profound thanks. Saturday was a most glorious day for Theatre of Yugen in many many respects. Thank you so much for all your assistance and guidance and for helping to make such a lovely event run so very smoothly. It was a profound pleasure and honor for us to be a part of it.Already looking forward to next year! Okarada ni ki o tsukete kudasai,

Hazuki, Leaf Moon Arts

It was a great festival. Indeed, there were a lot of high quality performance and products. You guys did a wonderful job. I hope the Matsuri would keep on growing.

Chie, Japanese Womenʼs League

I thought it was such a wonderful event and we were happy to be a part of it. We are very grateful that you let us raise some money for the Japanese Earthquake Relief Fund at the Matsuri. It’s clear that all the hard work you put in paid off. Hope you’re enjoying some rest now.

Jillian – Street-Eatz

GREAT EVENT! Thank you!

Tony – Martial Arts Academy

The event was terrific.

What a great group of people. Thank you so much for putting it all together
Martial Arts Academy was proud to be part of it, and we look forward to it next year. As you have the date, please let us know because we have a busy travel schedule for tournaments, and many events we are committed to, but we want to be sure to be part of Sonoma Matsuri!


It was such a great day for a great cause. I just made it home before passing out, but then I went to the movies. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for the next Matsuri, I will be more than happy to help.

Chris Smith

Thank for this, and for inviting me to be part of Matsuri. I so enjoyed it and it seems to be it came off extremely well. Congratulations to you and everyone involved. I was happy to meet you and look forward to seeing you next time.

Sarah at Fork Catering

Thanks for including us, great crowd!

Festival attendee

Well put together, well prepared, well organized.

Festival attendee

Great opportunity to enjoy Japanese culture in our local community.

Festival attendee

You can be here and learn all day!

Festival attendee

Family friendly atmosphere.