Chicago Matsuri This Weekend!


We are excited to return to Chicago Matsuri this weekend, which has significantly expanded from the 2018 year! This festival is FREE to attend, and offers an impressive selection of lie entertainment and food. You can find us in the indoor section of the festival where things like Tea Ceremony will be performed throughout the weekend.

Official Website: https://www.chicagomatsuri.com/ Address: Newcity Plaza 1457 N Halsted St Chicago IL 60642

Admission Cost: FREE

Check out this epic schedule of events, all of which are free to take part in or watch.

Friday 9.20

3 – 4 pm | Alexander Staples | Anime Music DJ

4:15 – 5 pm | Taiko (Tsukasa Taiko)

5 – 8 pm |Van Paugam | 70s and 80s vinyl (City Pop)

Saturday 9.21

11 AM | Iaido Swordsmanship (Mugai Ryu Iaido) 11:30 AM | Karate (JKA Chicago) 12 PM | Aikido (Aikido Association of America) & Chado Urasenke Tankokai Chicago Association Tea Ceremony Performance (Inside) 12:30 PM | Cosplay Contest (Anime Chicago) 1 PM | Koto (Tokiko Kimura) 2 PM | Taiko (Tsukasa Taiko) & Hekiun Oda Calligraphy Performance (Inside) 3 PM | Sumi-e (Patricia Larkin Green) & Chado Urasenke Tankokai Chicago Association Tea Ceremony Performance (Inside) 4 PM | BATSU! Chicago (Comedy Show) 5 – 8 PM | Euphor Collective (Contemporary Japanese Music DJs)

Sunday 9.22

11 AM | Iaido Swordsmanship (Mugai Ryu Iaido) 12 PM | Shurikenjutsu (Chicago Keikokai Meifu Shinkage Ryu) & Chado Urasenke Tankokai Chicago Association Tea Ceremony Performance (Inside) 12:30 PM | Aikido (Aikido Association of America) 1 PM | Koto (Tokiko Kimura) 2 PM | Kizuki Ramen Eating Contest 3 PM | Chado Urasenke Tankokai Chicago Association Tea Ceremony Performance (Inside) 3:30 PM | Large Scale Shodo / Calligraphy (Seiran Chiba Sensei) 4 PM | Taiko (Tsukasa Taiko)

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