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Saturday, February 25
 

9:30am MST

Mikoshi Procession Begins
Saturday February 25, 2023 9:30am - 10:00am MST
Taiko Stage

10:00am MST

Opening Ceremony
Performers
avatar for Mayor Kate Gallego

Mayor Kate Gallego

City of Phoenix Mayor, Special Guest
avatar for Kenko Sone

Kenko Sone

Consul-General of Japan, Los Angeles, Special Guest
avatar for Melissa Werner

Melissa Werner

Chair-Elect, Phoenix Sister Cities Board of Directors, Special Guest
avatar for Kelly Moeur

Kelly Moeur

Honorary Consul of Japan, Phoenix, Special Guest


Saturday February 25, 2023 10:00am - 10:30am MST
Taiko Stage

10:30am MST

Bujinkan Ninpo & Budo
Performers
avatar for Arizona Bujinkan Ninpo & Budo Kai

Arizona Bujinkan Ninpo & Budo Kai

Martial Arts
Using the training methods of Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the Arizona Bujinkan Ninpō & Budō Kai has been training and teaching in Tempe, Arizona for over twenty years. Beginning classes emphasize taijutsu or unarmed fighting. Advanced classes may be offered in traditional Japanese battle... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2023 10:30am - 11:00am MST
Martial Arts Stage

10:30am MST

Sunny Seki Storytelling
Performers
avatar for Sunny Seki

Sunny Seki

Author & Illustrator, Cultural Arts
"Wa" is Everywhere!


Saturday February 25, 2023 10:30am - 11:00am MST
Cultural Arts Stage

10:30am MST

Kyo Rei Taiko Kai Performance
Performers
avatar for Kyo Rei Taiko Kai

Kyo Rei Taiko Kai

Taiko
Kyo Rei Taiko Kai was established in 1985.  We had attended the first Matsuri, and heard the Vista Buddhist Temple taiko group play.  Many of our children were inspired to play.  Vista had a workshop for us to teach us the basics and fundamentals of taiko.We needed drums, and Vista... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2023 10:30am - 11:00am MST
Taiko Stage

10:30am MST

Amezaiku Candy Craft Sculpting by Shan Ichiyanagi
Performers
avatar for Shan

Shan "The Candyman" Ichiyanagai

Candy Sculpting
Candy Sculpting is an ancient Oriental folk art that originated in China and has been known in Japan for over 1000 years. A dying art, only a few performers exist in the world today.Utilizing old Japanese scissors, this World Renow artist can magically transform a block of molten... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2023 10:30am - 12:30pm MST
Candyman Stage

11:00am MST

Shinto Muso-ryu Jodo
Performers
avatar for The Renshinkan

The Renshinkan

Martial Arts
Demonstrating Shinto Muso-ryu Jodo.


Saturday February 25, 2023 11:00am - 11:30am MST
Martial Arts Stage

11:00am MST

Tea Ceremony Demonstration
ADDING THIS TO YOUR SCHEDULE DOES NOT RESERVE YOUR SPACE. You must sign up and pay to reserve a spot at the Tea Ceremony table inside the Visitor’s Center at the festival.

Join us for a bowl of tea and experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony! Traditional Japanese sweets will also be provided.

$10 per person, cash only
Maximum 25 guests per seating

Exhibitors
avatar for Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Tea Ceremony
The Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association will demonstrate the Japanese tea ceremony, and serve a bowl of matcha tea and sweets to those in attendance.


Saturday February 25, 2023 11:00am - 11:30am MST
Phoenix Indian School Visitor’s Center

11:00am MST

Odaiko Sonora Taiko Performance
Performers
avatar for Odaiko Sonora

Odaiko Sonora

Taiko
Founded in 2002, this dynamic group from Tucson, Arizona returns to Matsuri this year.


Saturday February 25, 2023 11:00am - 11:45am MST
Taiko Stage

11:15am MST

Japanese Folk Dance Performance
Performers
avatar for Arizona Ondo Kai

Arizona Ondo Kai

Japanese Folk Dance, Cultural Arts
Performing Ondo (Japanese Folk Dancing)


Saturday February 25, 2023 11:15am - 12:00pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

11:30am MST

Onigiri Demonstration
Rocky Yoneyama of Okayama Kobo Bakery in Anaheim, CA demonstrates how to make Onigiri (rice balls). 

Performers
avatar for Rocky Yoneyama

Rocky Yoneyama

Cooking, Cultural Arts
VP of Okayama Kobo Bakery in Anaheim, California.


Saturday February 25, 2023 11:30am - 12:00pm MST
Candyman Stage

11:30am MST

Karate Demonstration
Performers

Saturday February 25, 2023 11:30am - 12:15pm MST
Martial Arts Stage

11:45am MST

1-10 Project Taiko Performance
Performers
avatar for Fushicho Daiko

Fushicho Daiko

Taiko
Fushicho (Phoenix) Daiko perform both traditional and original Taiko songs with power, energy, skill and joy. Traditional instruments and colorful costumes add to the excitement. The combination of sound, movement, instruments and teamwork create a dynamic, spellbinding audience experience... Read More →
avatar for Odaiko Sonora

Odaiko Sonora

Taiko
Founded in 2002, this dynamic group from Tucson, Arizona returns to Matsuri this year.


Saturday February 25, 2023 11:45am - 12:15pm MST
Taiko Stage

12:00pm MST

Anime Singalong Dance Party
Performers
avatar for Kohei Hattori

Kohei Hattori

Singer, Cultural Arts
Kohei is a IFA United Nations international ambassador singer (Commanded by United Nations) who performs at Anime conventions, Japanese festivals, and Asian festivals in the US.He recorded the song for Aniplex Japan in 2021 May and now it’s on an Anime called “Tokyo 24th Ward... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2023 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

12:00pm MST

Tea Ceremony Demonstration
ADDING THIS TO YOUR SCHEDULE DOES NOT RESERVE YOUR SPACE. You must sign up and pay to reserve a spot at the Tea Ceremony table inside the Visitor’s Center at the festival.

Join us for a bowl of tea and experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony! Traditional Japanese sweets will also be provided.

$10 per person, cash only
Maximum 25 guests per seating

Exhibitors
avatar for Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Tea Ceremony
The Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association will demonstrate the Japanese tea ceremony, and serve a bowl of matcha tea and sweets to those in attendance.


Saturday February 25, 2023 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
Phoenix Indian School Visitor’s Center

12:00pm MST

Amezaiku Candy Craft Sculpting by Shan Ichiyanagi
Performers
avatar for Shan

Shan "The Candyman" Ichiyanagai

Candy Sculpting
Candy Sculpting is an ancient Oriental folk art that originated in China and has been known in Japan for over 1000 years. A dying art, only a few performers exist in the world today.Utilizing old Japanese scissors, this World Renow artist can magically transform a block of molten... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2023 12:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Candyman Stage

12:15pm MST

Shinkendo & Aikibujutsu
Performers
avatar for Nansei Dojo

Nansei Dojo

Martial Arts
Demonstrating Shinkendo (authentic Japanese swordsmanship) & Aikibujutsu (empty handed attacking/blocking).


Saturday February 25, 2023 12:15pm - 12:45pm MST
Martial Arts Stage

12:15pm MST

Fushicho Daiko Taiko Performance
Performers
avatar for Fushicho Daiko

Fushicho Daiko

Taiko
Fushicho (Phoenix) Daiko perform both traditional and original Taiko songs with power, energy, skill and joy. Traditional instruments and colorful costumes add to the excitement. The combination of sound, movement, instruments and teamwork create a dynamic, spellbinding audience experience... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2023 12:15pm - 1:00pm MST
Taiko Stage

12:30pm MST

Soran Dance Performance
Performers
avatar for GCC Japanese Culture Club

GCC Japanese Culture Club

Soran Dance, Cultural Arts
The Glendale Community College Japanese Culture Club presents Soran Dance!


Saturday February 25, 2023 12:30pm - 12:45pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

12:45pm MST

Cosplay Contest
Prizes sponsored by Collector's Marketplace.

Performers
avatar for Uncle Yuhki

Uncle Yuhki

Contest Host, Cosplay
avatar for Kohei Hattori

Kohei Hattori

Singer, Cultural Arts
Kohei is a IFA United Nations international ambassador singer (Commanded by United Nations) who performs at Anime conventions, Japanese festivals, and Asian festivals in the US.He recorded the song for Aniplex Japan in 2021 May and now it’s on an Anime called “Tokyo 24th Ward... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2023 12:45pm - 1:30pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

12:45pm MST

Aikido Demonstration
Performers
avatar for Arizona Aikido

Arizona Aikido

Martial Arts
Founded by Morihei Ueshiba, who trained under many classical teachers, aikidō is unusual as a Martial Art where both the well being of the initiator and the responder are of equal importance to the technique. Established in the early 70s by Jon Mamoru Takagi, a student of Yukiso... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2023 12:45pm - 1:45pm MST
Martial Arts Stage

1:00pm MST

Audience Hands-on Drumming
Performers
avatar for Fushicho Daiko

Fushicho Daiko

Taiko
Fushicho (Phoenix) Daiko perform both traditional and original Taiko songs with power, energy, skill and joy. Traditional instruments and colorful costumes add to the excitement. The combination of sound, movement, instruments and teamwork create a dynamic, spellbinding audience experience... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2023 1:00pm - 1:15pm MST
Taiko Stage

1:15pm MST

Taiko of Arizona Performance
Featuring 40+ Taiko performers across multiple Arizona dojos. 

Performers
avatar for Fushicho Daiko

Fushicho Daiko

Taiko
Fushicho (Phoenix) Daiko perform both traditional and original Taiko songs with power, energy, skill and joy. Traditional instruments and colorful costumes add to the excitement. The combination of sound, movement, instruments and teamwork create a dynamic, spellbinding audience experience... Read More →
avatar for Aozora Taiko

Aozora Taiko

Taiko
The enthusiasm of Aozora (Blue Sky Drummers), a student group of Fushicho Daiko, makes for a great show. Members of Aozora combine their talents for a dynamic presentation.
avatar for Kemushi Taiko

Kemushi Taiko

Taiko
Kemushi (Caterpillar) Children’s Taiko from the Fushicho Daiko studio - these young ones will entertain and thrill you with their skill and joy.
avatar for Odaiko Sonora

Odaiko Sonora

Taiko
Founded in 2002, this dynamic group from Tucson, Arizona returns to Matsuri this year.
avatar for Phoenix Taiko Kai

Phoenix Taiko Kai

Taiko
A student group of Fushicho Daiko, Phoenix Taiko Kai is an enthusiastic group of taiko players that love to perform for their audience.
avatar for Saboten Taiko

Saboten Taiko

Taiko
Saboten (Cactus) Taiko, is a dynamic and fun student group of Fushicho Daiko, made up of husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, ranging in ages 13-60+, sharing their joy with all.
avatar for Gamba Taiko

Gamba Taiko

Taiko
Fushicho Daiko Dojo's beginning adult class performs at their first Matsuri! Cheer them on!
avatar for Kodomo Taiko Kai

Kodomo Taiko Kai

Taiko
An intermediate children's class of Fushicho Daiko Dojo, they are thrilled to perform for the amazing Matsuri audiences.


Saturday February 25, 2023 1:15pm - 1:45pm MST
Taiko Stage

1:30pm MST

Anime Singalong Dance Party
Performers
avatar for Kohei Hattori

Kohei Hattori

Singer, Cultural Arts
Kohei is a IFA United Nations international ambassador singer (Commanded by United Nations) who performs at Anime conventions, Japanese festivals, and Asian festivals in the US.He recorded the song for Aniplex Japan in 2021 May and now it’s on an Anime called “Tokyo 24th Ward... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2023 1:30pm - 2:00pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

1:30pm MST

Tea Ceremony Demonstration
ADDING THIS TO YOUR SCHEDULE DOES NOT RESERVE YOUR SPACE. You must sign up and pay to reserve a spot at the Tea Ceremony table inside the Visitor’s Center at the festival.

Join us for a bowl of tea and experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony! Traditional Japanese sweets will also be provided.

$10 per person, cash only
Maximum 25 guests per seating

Exhibitors
avatar for Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Tea Ceremony
The Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association will demonstrate the Japanese tea ceremony, and serve a bowl of matcha tea and sweets to those in attendance.


Saturday February 25, 2023 1:30pm - 2:00pm MST
Phoenix Indian School Visitor’s Center

1:45pm MST

Ken Koshio & Koshio Gumi Taiko Performance
Featuring Hiroshima Taiko Hozonkai Int’l

Performers
avatar for Koshio Gumi

Koshio Gumi

Taiko
Ken Koshio will lead Koshio Gumi in a highly energetic taiko drum performance in the Spirit of WA (Peace and Harmony). Performances with KenZoo, Migrations + hands on.


Saturday February 25, 2023 1:45pm - 3:00pm MST
Taiko Stage

2:00pm MST

Japanese Club Dance Team
Performers

Saturday February 25, 2023 2:00pm - 2:15pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

2:00pm MST

Kenshin Dojo Demonstration
Performers
avatar for Kenshin Dojo

Kenshin Dojo

Martial Arts


Saturday February 25, 2023 2:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Martial Arts Stage

2:00pm MST

Kendama & Yoyo Performance
Performers
NA

Naoto Abe

Kendama Master, Cultural Arts
avatar for Keisuke

Keisuke

Yo-yo Master, Cultural Arts


Saturday February 25, 2023 2:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Candyman Stage

2:30pm MST

Dojosukui Odori
Traditional, funny dance by Naoto Abe of ASU.

Performers
NA

Naoto Abe

Kendama Master, Cultural Arts


Saturday February 25, 2023 2:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Candyman Stage

2:30pm MST

Tea Ceremony Demonstration
ADDING THIS TO YOUR SCHEDULE DOES NOT RESERVE YOUR SPACE. You must sign up and pay to reserve a spot at the Tea Ceremony table inside the Visitor’s Center at the festival.

Join us for a bowl of tea and experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony! Traditional Japanese sweets will also be provided.

$10 per person, cash only
Maximum 25 guests per seating

Exhibitors
avatar for Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Tea Ceremony
The Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association will demonstrate the Japanese tea ceremony, and serve a bowl of matcha tea and sweets to those in attendance.


Saturday February 25, 2023 2:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Phoenix Indian School Visitor’s Center

2:30pm MST

Ryushinkan Dojo Demonstration
Performers
avatar for Ryushinkan Dojo

Ryushinkan Dojo

Martial Arts
Shin Shin Ryu Iai jutsu is a 400 year old Japanese sword art, founded by Sekiguchi Yagouemon Ujinari of the Imagawa clan. Teachings include the use of a katana, wakizashi and tanto. All techniques are taught through the traditional means of kata, kumitachi and tameshigiri.


Saturday February 25, 2023 2:30pm - 3:15pm MST
Martial Arts Stage

2:30pm MST

Suzuyuki-Kai
Performers
avatar for Mari Kaneta Suzuyuki-Kai

Mari Kaneta Suzuyuki-Kai

Traditional Japanese Dance, Cultural Arts


Saturday February 25, 2023 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

3:00pm MST

Audience Hands-on Drumming
Performers
avatar for Koshio Gumi

Koshio Gumi

Taiko
Ken Koshio will lead Koshio Gumi in a highly energetic taiko drum performance in the Spirit of WA (Peace and Harmony). Performances with KenZoo, Migrations + hands on.


Saturday February 25, 2023 3:00pm - 3:15pm MST
Taiko Stage

3:00pm MST

Kokyu and Niko Strings Solo
Performers
avatar for Ted Niko

Ted Niko

Music, Cultural Arts


Saturday February 25, 2023 3:00pm - 3:30pm MST
Candyman Stage

3:15pm MST

Gamba Taiko Performance
Performers
avatar for Gamba Taiko

Gamba Taiko

Taiko
Fushicho Daiko Dojo's beginning adult class performs at their first Matsuri! Cheer them on!


Saturday February 25, 2023 3:15pm - 3:30pm MST
Taiko Stage

3:30pm MST

Rakugo Storytelling
Performers
avatar for English Rakugo Association

English Rakugo Association

Traditional Japanese Storytelling, Cultural Arts


Saturday February 25, 2023 3:30pm - 4:00pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

3:30pm MST

Tea Ceremony Demonstration
ADDING THIS TO YOUR SCHEDULE DOES NOT RESERVE YOUR SPACE. You must sign up and pay to reserve a spot at the Tea Ceremony table inside the Visitor’s Center at the festival.

Join us for a bowl of tea and experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony! Traditional Japanese sweets will also be provided.

$10 per person, cash only
Maximum 25 guests per seating

Exhibitors
avatar for Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Tea Ceremony
The Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association will demonstrate the Japanese tea ceremony, and serve a bowl of matcha tea and sweets to those in attendance.


Saturday February 25, 2023 3:30pm - 4:00pm MST
Phoenix Indian School Visitor’s Center

3:30pm MST

Kendama Performance, Dojosukui Dance
Performers
NA

Naoto Abe

Kendama Master, Cultural Arts


Saturday February 25, 2023 3:30pm - 4:00pm MST
Candyman Stage

3:30pm MST

Saboten Taiko Performance
Performers
avatar for Saboten Taiko

Saboten Taiko

Taiko
Saboten (Cactus) Taiko, is a dynamic and fun student group of Fushicho Daiko, made up of husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, ranging in ages 13-60+, sharing their joy with all.


Saturday February 25, 2023 3:30pm - 4:15pm MST
Taiko Stage

4:00pm MST

Surfing Godzillas Performance
Performers
avatar for Surfing Godzillas

Surfing Godzillas

Japanese Rock n' Roll, Cultural Arts
Japanese Rock n Roll performed by the band, Surfing Godzillas


Saturday February 25, 2023 4:00pm - 4:30pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

4:00pm MST

Shinobue Music
Performers
avatar for Miro Koshio

Miro Koshio

Shinobue, Cultural Arts


Saturday February 25, 2023 4:00pm - 4:30pm MST
Candyman Stage

4:15pm MST

Kishin Daiko Taiko Performance
Performers

Saturday February 25, 2023 4:15pm - 5:00pm MST
Taiko Stage

4:30pm MST

Project Shinobi Performance
Performers
avatar for Project Shinobi

Project Shinobi

Martial Arts Stunt Performance, Cultural Arts
Project Shinobi performs the Tokusatsu Hero Show


Saturday February 25, 2023 4:30pm - 5:00pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

4:30pm MST

Tea Ceremony Demonstration
ADDING THIS TO YOUR SCHEDULE DOES NOT RESERVE YOUR SPACE. You must sign up and pay to reserve a spot at the Tea Ceremony table inside the Visitor’s Center at the festival.

Join us for a bowl of tea and experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony! Traditional Japanese sweets will also be provided.

$10 per person, cash only
Maximum 25 guests per seating

Exhibitors
avatar for Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Tea Ceremony
The Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association will demonstrate the Japanese tea ceremony, and serve a bowl of matcha tea and sweets to those in attendance.


Saturday February 25, 2023 4:30pm - 5:00pm MST
Phoenix Indian School Visitor’s Center
 
Sunday, February 26
 

9:30am MST

Mikoshi Procession Begins
Awa Odori and Arizona Matsuri Ondo

Sunday February 26, 2023 9:30am - 10:00am MST
Taiko Stage

10:00am MST

Kendama & Yoyo Performance
Performers
NA

Naoto Abe

Kendama Master, Cultural Arts
avatar for Keisuke

Keisuke

Yo-yo Master, Cultural Arts


Sunday February 26, 2023 10:00am - 10:15am MST
Candyman Stage

10:00am MST

Bujinkan Ninpo
Performers
avatar for Arizona Bujinkan Ninpo & Budo Kai

Arizona Bujinkan Ninpo & Budo Kai

Martial Arts
Using the training methods of Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the Arizona Bujinkan Ninpō & Budō Kai has been training and teaching in Tempe, Arizona for over twenty years. Beginning classes emphasize taijutsu or unarmed fighting. Advanced classes may be offered in traditional Japanese battle... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2023 10:00am - 10:30am MST
Martial Arts Stage

10:00am MST

Kyo Rei Taiko Kai Performance
Performers
avatar for Kyo Rei Taiko Kai

Kyo Rei Taiko Kai

Taiko
Kyo Rei Taiko Kai was established in 1985.  We had attended the first Matsuri, and heard the Vista Buddhist Temple taiko group play.  Many of our children were inspired to play.  Vista had a workshop for us to teach us the basics and fundamentals of taiko.We needed drums, and Vista... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2023 10:00am - 10:30am MST
Taiko Stage

10:15am MST

Dojosukui Odori
Traditional, funny dance by Naoto Abe of ASU.

Performers
NA

Naoto Abe

Kendama Master, Cultural Arts


Sunday February 26, 2023 10:15am - 10:30am MST
Candyman Stage

10:30am MST

Kodomo Taiko Kai Performance
Performers
avatar for Kodomo Taiko Kai

Kodomo Taiko Kai

Taiko
An intermediate children's class of Fushicho Daiko Dojo, they are thrilled to perform for the amazing Matsuri audiences.


Sunday February 26, 2023 10:30am - 10:45am MST
Taiko Stage

10:30am MST

Sunny Seki Storytelling
Performers
avatar for Sunny Seki

Sunny Seki

Author & Illustrator, Cultural Arts
"Wa" is Everywhere!


Sunday February 26, 2023 10:30am - 11:00am MST
Cultural Arts Stage

10:30am MST

Kyudo (Japanese Archery)
Performers
avatar for Arizona Kyudo Kai

Arizona Kyudo Kai

Martial Arts
A group dedicated to the art of Kyudo, the Japanese art of archery. 


Sunday February 26, 2023 10:30am - 11:15am MST
Martial Arts Stage

10:30am MST

Amezaiku Candy Craft Sculpting by Shan Ichiyanagi
Performers
avatar for Shan

Shan "The Candyman" Ichiyanagai

Candy Sculpting
Candy Sculpting is an ancient Oriental folk art that originated in China and has been known in Japan for over 1000 years. A dying art, only a few performers exist in the world today.Utilizing old Japanese scissors, this World Renow artist can magically transform a block of molten... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2023 10:30am - 11:30pm MST
Candyman Stage

10:45am MST

Kemushi Daiko Performance
Performers
avatar for Kemushi Taiko

Kemushi Taiko

Taiko
Kemushi (Caterpillar) Children’s Taiko from the Fushicho Daiko studio - these young ones will entertain and thrill you with their skill and joy.


Sunday February 26, 2023 10:45am - 11:15am MST
Taiko Stage

11:00am MST

Tea Ceremony Demonstration
ADDING THIS TO YOUR SCHEDULE DOES NOT RESERVE YOUR SPACE. You must sign up and pay to reserve a spot at the Tea Ceremony table inside the Visitor’s Center at the festival.

Join us for a bowl of tea and experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony! Traditional Japanese sweets will also be provided.

$10 per person, cash only
Maximum 25 guests per seating

Exhibitors
avatar for Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Tea Ceremony
The Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association will demonstrate the Japanese tea ceremony, and serve a bowl of matcha tea and sweets to those in attendance.


Sunday February 26, 2023 11:00am - 11:30am MST
Phoenix Indian School Visitor’s Center

11:15am MST

Japanese Folk Dance Performance
Performers
avatar for Arizona Ondo Kai

Arizona Ondo Kai

Japanese Folk Dance, Cultural Arts
Performing Ondo (Japanese Folk Dancing)


Sunday February 26, 2023 11:15am - 12:00pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

11:15am MST

Shinkendo & Aikibujutsu
Performers
avatar for Nansei Dojo

Nansei Dojo

Martial Arts
Demonstrating Shinkendo (authentic Japanese swordsmanship) & Aikibujutsu (empty handed attacking/blocking).


Sunday February 26, 2023 11:15am - 12:00pm MST
Martial Arts Stage

11:15am MST

Kishin Daiko Taiko Performance
Performers

Sunday February 26, 2023 11:15am - 12:00pm MST
Taiko Stage

11:30am MST

Shinobue Music
Performers
avatar for Miro Koshio

Miro Koshio

Shinobue, Cultural Arts


Sunday February 26, 2023 11:30am - 12:00pm MST
Candyman Stage

12:00pm MST

Shinto Muso-ryu Jodo
Performers
avatar for The Renshinkan

The Renshinkan

Martial Arts
Demonstrating Shinto Muso-ryu Jodo.


Sunday February 26, 2023 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
Martial Arts Stage

12:00pm MST

Anime Singalong Dance Party
Performers
avatar for Kohei Hattori

Kohei Hattori

Singer, Cultural Arts
Kohei is a IFA United Nations international ambassador singer (Commanded by United Nations) who performs at Anime conventions, Japanese festivals, and Asian festivals in the US.He recorded the song for Aniplex Japan in 2021 May and now it’s on an Anime called “Tokyo 24th Ward... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2023 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

12:00pm MST

Kokyu and Niko Strings Solo
Performers
avatar for Ted Niko

Ted Niko

Music, Cultural Arts


Sunday February 26, 2023 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
Candyman Stage

12:00pm MST

Tea Ceremony Demonstration
ADDING THIS TO YOUR SCHEDULE DOES NOT RESERVE YOUR SPACE. You must sign up and pay to reserve a spot at the Tea Ceremony table inside the Visitor’s Center at the festival.

Join us for a bowl of tea and experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony! Traditional Japanese sweets will also be provided.

$10 per person, cash only
Maximum 25 guests per seating

Exhibitors
avatar for Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Tea Ceremony
The Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association will demonstrate the Japanese tea ceremony, and serve a bowl of matcha tea and sweets to those in attendance.


Sunday February 26, 2023 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
Phoenix Indian School Visitor’s Center

12:00pm MST

Phoenix Taiko Kai Taiko Performance
Performers
avatar for Phoenix Taiko Kai

Phoenix Taiko Kai

Taiko
A student group of Fushicho Daiko, Phoenix Taiko Kai is an enthusiastic group of taiko players that love to perform for their audience.


Sunday February 26, 2023 12:00pm - 12:45pm MST
Taiko Stage

12:30pm MST

Karate Demonstration
Performers

Sunday February 26, 2023 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST
Martial Arts Stage

12:30pm MST

Amezaiku Candy Craft Sculpting by Shan Ichiyanagi
Performers
avatar for Shan

Shan "The Candyman" Ichiyanagai

Candy Sculpting
Candy Sculpting is an ancient Oriental folk art that originated in China and has been known in Japan for over 1000 years. A dying art, only a few performers exist in the world today.Utilizing old Japanese scissors, this World Renow artist can magically transform a block of molten... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2023 12:30pm - 2:30pm MST
Candyman Stage

12:45pm MST

1-10 Project Taiko Performance
Performers
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Fushicho Daiko

Taiko
Fushicho (Phoenix) Daiko perform both traditional and original Taiko songs with power, energy, skill and joy. Traditional instruments and colorful costumes add to the excitement. The combination of sound, movement, instruments and teamwork create a dynamic, spellbinding audience experience... Read More →
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Odaiko Sonora

Taiko
Founded in 2002, this dynamic group from Tucson, Arizona returns to Matsuri this year.


Sunday February 26, 2023 12:45pm - 1:15pm MST
Taiko Stage

12:45pm MST

Cosplay Contest
Prizes sponsored by Collector's Marketplace.

Performers
avatar for Uncle Yuhki

Uncle Yuhki

Contest Host, Cosplay
avatar for Kohei Hattori

Kohei Hattori

Singer, Cultural Arts
Kohei is a IFA United Nations international ambassador singer (Commanded by United Nations) who performs at Anime conventions, Japanese festivals, and Asian festivals in the US.He recorded the song for Aniplex Japan in 2021 May and now it’s on an Anime called “Tokyo 24th Ward... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2023 12:45pm - 1:30pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

1:15pm MST

Authentic Ancient Arts
Performers

Sunday February 26, 2023 1:15pm - 1:45pm MST
Martial Arts Stage

1:15pm MST

Fushicho Daiko Taiko Performance
Performers
avatar for Fushicho Daiko

Fushicho Daiko

Taiko
Fushicho (Phoenix) Daiko perform both traditional and original Taiko songs with power, energy, skill and joy. Traditional instruments and colorful costumes add to the excitement. The combination of sound, movement, instruments and teamwork create a dynamic, spellbinding audience experience... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2023 1:15pm - 2:00pm MST
Taiko Stage

1:30pm MST

Anime Singalong Dance Party
Performers
avatar for Kohei Hattori

Kohei Hattori

Singer, Cultural Arts
Kohei is a IFA United Nations international ambassador singer (Commanded by United Nations) who performs at Anime conventions, Japanese festivals, and Asian festivals in the US.He recorded the song for Aniplex Japan in 2021 May and now it’s on an Anime called “Tokyo 24th Ward... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2023 1:30pm - 2:00pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

1:30pm MST

Tea Ceremony Demonstration
ADDING THIS TO YOUR SCHEDULE DOES NOT RESERVE YOUR SPACE. You must sign up and pay to reserve a spot at the Tea Ceremony table inside the Visitor’s Center at the festival.

Join us for a bowl of tea and experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony! Traditional Japanese sweets will also be provided.

$10 per person, cash only
Maximum 25 guests per seating

Exhibitors
avatar for Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Tea Ceremony
The Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association will demonstrate the Japanese tea ceremony, and serve a bowl of matcha tea and sweets to those in attendance.


Sunday February 26, 2023 1:30pm - 2:00pm MST
Phoenix Indian School Visitor’s Center

2:00pm MST

Japanese Club Dance Team
Performers

Sunday February 26, 2023 2:00pm - 2:15pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

2:00pm MST

Audience Hands-on Drumming
Performers
avatar for Fushicho Daiko

Fushicho Daiko

Taiko
Fushicho (Phoenix) Daiko perform both traditional and original Taiko songs with power, energy, skill and joy. Traditional instruments and colorful costumes add to the excitement. The combination of sound, movement, instruments and teamwork create a dynamic, spellbinding audience experience... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2023 2:00pm - 2:15pm MST
Taiko Stage

2:00pm MST

Kenshin Dojo Demonstration
Performers
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Kenshin Dojo

Martial Arts


Sunday February 26, 2023 2:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Martial Arts Stage

2:15pm MST

Taiko of Arizona Performance
Featuring 40+ Taiko performers across multiple Arizona dojos!

Performers
avatar for Fushicho Daiko

Fushicho Daiko

Taiko
Fushicho (Phoenix) Daiko perform both traditional and original Taiko songs with power, energy, skill and joy. Traditional instruments and colorful costumes add to the excitement. The combination of sound, movement, instruments and teamwork create a dynamic, spellbinding audience experience... Read More →
avatar for Aozora Taiko

Aozora Taiko

Taiko
The enthusiasm of Aozora (Blue Sky Drummers), a student group of Fushicho Daiko, makes for a great show. Members of Aozora combine their talents for a dynamic presentation.
avatar for Kemushi Taiko

Kemushi Taiko

Taiko
Kemushi (Caterpillar) Children’s Taiko from the Fushicho Daiko studio - these young ones will entertain and thrill you with their skill and joy.
avatar for Odaiko Sonora

Odaiko Sonora

Taiko
Founded in 2002, this dynamic group from Tucson, Arizona returns to Matsuri this year.
avatar for Phoenix Taiko Kai

Phoenix Taiko Kai

Taiko
A student group of Fushicho Daiko, Phoenix Taiko Kai is an enthusiastic group of taiko players that love to perform for their audience.
avatar for Saboten Taiko

Saboten Taiko

Taiko
Saboten (Cactus) Taiko, is a dynamic and fun student group of Fushicho Daiko, made up of husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, ranging in ages 13-60+, sharing their joy with all.
avatar for Gamba Taiko

Gamba Taiko

Taiko
Fushicho Daiko Dojo's beginning adult class performs at their first Matsuri! Cheer them on!
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Kodomo Taiko Kai

Taiko
An intermediate children's class of Fushicho Daiko Dojo, they are thrilled to perform for the amazing Matsuri audiences.


Sunday February 26, 2023 2:15pm - 2:45pm MST
Taiko Stage

2:30pm MST

Kokyu and Niko Strings Solo
Performers
avatar for Ted Niko

Ted Niko

Music, Cultural Arts


Sunday February 26, 2023 2:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Candyman Stage

2:30pm MST

Tea Ceremony Demonstration
ADDING THIS TO YOUR SCHEDULE DOES NOT RESERVE YOUR SPACE. You must sign up and pay to reserve a spot at the Tea Ceremony table inside the Visitor’s Center at the festival.

Join us for a bowl of tea and experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony! Traditional Japanese sweets will also be provided.

$10 per person, cash only
Maximum 25 guests per seating

Exhibitors
avatar for Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association

Tea Ceremony
The Chado Urasenke Tankokai AZ Association will demonstrate the Japanese tea ceremony, and serve a bowl of matcha tea and sweets to those in attendance.


Sunday February 26, 2023 2:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Phoenix Indian School Visitor’s Center

2:30pm MST

Suzuyuki-Kai
Performers
avatar for Mari Kaneta Suzuyuki-Kai

Mari Kaneta Suzuyuki-Kai

Traditional Japanese Dance, Cultural Arts


Sunday February 26, 2023 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

2:30pm MST

Aikido Demonstration
Performers
avatar for Arizona Aikido

Arizona Aikido

Martial Arts
Founded by Morihei Ueshiba, who trained under many classical teachers, aikidō is unusual as a Martial Art where both the well being of the initiator and the responder are of equal importance to the technique. Established in the early 70s by Jon Mamoru Takagi, a student of Yukiso... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2023 2:30pm - 3:45pm MST
Martial Arts Stage

2:45pm MST

Ken Koshio & Koshio Gumi Taiko Performance
Featuring Hiroshima Taiko Hozonkai Int’l

Performers
avatar for Koshio Gumi

Koshio Gumi

Taiko
Ken Koshio will lead Koshio Gumi in a highly energetic taiko drum performance in the Spirit of WA (Peace and Harmony). Performances with KenZoo, Migrations + hands on.


Sunday February 26, 2023 2:45pm - 4:00pm MST
Taiko Stage

3:30pm MST

Rakugo Storytelling
Performers
avatar for English Rakugo Association

English Rakugo Association

Traditional Japanese Storytelling, Cultural Arts


Sunday February 26, 2023 3:30pm - 4:00pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage

3:45pm MST

Ryushinkan Dojo Demonstration
Performers
avatar for Ryushinkan Dojo

Ryushinkan Dojo

Martial Arts
Shin Shin Ryu Iai jutsu is a 400 year old Japanese sword art, founded by Sekiguchi Yagouemon Ujinari of the Imagawa clan. Teachings include the use of a katana, wakizashi and tanto. All techniques are taught through the traditional means of kata, kumitachi and tameshigiri.


Sunday February 26, 2023 3:45pm - 4:15pm MST
Martial Arts Stage

4:00pm MST

Audience Hands-on Drumming
Performers
avatar for Koshio Gumi

Koshio Gumi

Taiko
Ken Koshio will lead Koshio Gumi in a highly energetic taiko drum performance in the Spirit of WA (Peace and Harmony). Performances with KenZoo, Migrations + hands on.


Sunday February 26, 2023 4:00pm - 4:15pm MST
Taiko Stage

4:15pm MST

Sumuji Cafe Performance
Performers
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Sumuji Cafe

Cosplay, Cultural Arts


Sunday February 26, 2023 4:15pm - 5:00pm MST
Martial Arts Stage

4:15pm MST

Aozora Taiko Performance
Performers
avatar for Aozora Taiko

Aozora Taiko

Taiko
The enthusiasm of Aozora (Blue Sky Drummers), a student group of Fushicho Daiko, makes for a great show. Members of Aozora combine their talents for a dynamic presentation.


Sunday February 26, 2023 4:15pm - 5:00pm MST
Taiko Stage

4:30pm MST

Surfing Godzillas Performance
Performers
avatar for Surfing Godzillas

Surfing Godzillas

Japanese Rock n' Roll, Cultural Arts
Japanese Rock n Roll performed by the band, Surfing Godzillas


Sunday February 26, 2023 4:30pm - 5:00pm MST
Cultural Arts Stage
 
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