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2014 Aki Matsuri Information


The 17th Annual Aki Matsuri


A celebration of Japan's rich cultural heritage
presented by the Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association (ENMA)


Japan comes to the Bellevue College (BC) for a weekend!
A two-day program of Japanese cultural and educational events for all ages!


When:
Saturday, September 6 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and
Sunday, September 7 (10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), 2014
Place: Bellevue College Main Campus [directions]
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007

G (Gymnasium), C-Bldg, D-Bldg, E-Bldg, and R-Building [campus map] [parking map]


Admission & Parking are Free during Aki Matsuri Weekend!

(Please note that some workshops and seminars require registration and fee.)




~ 2014 Aki Matsuri features ~

Kubodera-san Photo
An innovative ceramist, Kubodera Keizaburo from Tobe-Town, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku, Japan will be a 2014 Aki Matsuri featured guest artist. He will exhibit many of his works of art and interact with the Matsuri visitors to share information about his specific art-form. Kubodera san is hoping to meet many of you during the 2-day Aki Matsuri to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for ceramics.

For more details, please check here.

Richard Emmert
Professor of Asian Performing Arts at Musashino University & Certified Kita School NOH Instructor, Mr. Richard Emmert will present a Noh Introduction/Training session during the 2-day Aki Matsuri to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for Noh

For more details, please check here.




Other popular Matsuri activities including: 2 full days of on-stage Performing Arts, Martial Art demonstrations by local dojo members, Puppet Shows, Tea Ceremony and Ikebana demonstrations, more than 75 exhibit booths, and Bonsai workshop. Meet with Aki Matsuri Mascot and friends! Browse through “Nomi-no-ichi … a Japanese style flea market” to make a lucky find!

We will invite everyone to join in the many activities of the matsuri. Where else can you shop, eat, and browse so many diverse and interesting family activities in one location? Yes, there really is something for everyone! The matsuri is an excellent opportunity to experience some of Japan's rich culture heritage as we bring "Japan to the Bellevue College for a weekend!"

Now, the ENMA Board and Aki Matsuri Team members are putting the 2014 programs together. More information with an ever-increasing level of detail will be forthcoming as the program and plans develop.

Stay tuned-in by visiting our site from time-to-time to follow our progress. If you get impatient, have a question that can't wait, or want to get involved; send us an e-mail to info2014@enma.org. We are always happy to hear from you.

Meanwhile, enjoy browsing through the information from the 2013 Aki Matsuri.







 
     
   
 
 
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