Originally a sacred ceremony of the Shinto belief, now a night full of street food, fair games, and joyful performances, Matsuris are of great importance to the Japanese people, its culture and its traditions.
We wanted to share a snippet of this eventful festival here in Pittsburgh, right on the CMU campus. Come by to try a taste of Japanese street food, play some traditional Japanese games, and enjoy a range of performances from Japanese Taiko Drumming to Pop + Rock Fusions of Contemporary Japanese Music.
We have put in a lot of effort into authenticity; we purchase things online and have them shipped from Japan. We hand craft our booths to make it look like what you see on the streets in Japan. Enjoy the event to its fullest by paying attention to the small details!
We are also proud to annouce that 100% of the profits we make at this event will be donated to Minato Middle school in Ishinomaki, Japan. This school lost their whole campus due to the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011. Please read more about our cause here.
Finally, please let us acknowledge our sponsors here. Without them we could not have made this event happen.
Date, Time and Location
This event will be held at the University Center Merson Courtyard in Carnegie Mellon University, with extensions in the University Center (Kirr Commons, Wean Commons and the Connan Room). Please check back to see a map of the location of booths about one week before the event. In the case of rain, we will have everything inside the University Center.
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This event will be held on Tuesday, 11th April 2017 from 3:30pm to 8:00pm. In the case of rain, the event will be relocated indoors of the Cohon University Center.
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Please visit the tickets page here to buy tickets and read about how our ticketing system works.