Click HERE on Saturday May 15 at 6:30 to join the festival via Zoom.
SANTA ROSA, CA – The Sonoma County Matsuri Festival is excited to hold its 11th Annual Matsuri! Japanese Arts Festival on Saturday, May 15, 6:30-8:30pm. The event will be held virtually by Zoom.
The virtual Matsuri! will showcase traditional Japanese dance, music, and cultural presentations. Featured artists include Shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Lee from Australia, Sonoma County Taiko, Ensohza Minyoshu, Bay Area Miyake, TenTen Taiko, the DeLeon Judo Club, Sakura Ren, Hitomi and Hideaki. Also showcased are cultural presentations by Sonoma County JACL and the Taste of Tea in Healdsburg.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League, Julia Grant Donor Advised Fund of Community Foundation Sonoma County, Mario and Liz Uribe, and Henry Kaku and Phyllis Tajii.
Sonoma County Matsuri Festival is a non-profit organization based in Santa Rosa, California. Its mission is to share and promote Japanese arts and culture by providing educational opportunities and enhanced intercultural understanding in the greater Bay Area. Since its first event in 2010, Matsuri! has become one of the signature cultural festivals in the North Bay.
Photos from previous years
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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.
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!
Well put together, well prepared, well organized.
Great opportunity to enjoy Japanese culture in our local community.
You can be here and learn all day!
Family friendly atmosphere.