Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival) 2017

Celebrate the NMJACL’s annual fall festival Akimatsuri on Sunday, September 17th featuring Japanese cultural exhibits, vendor fair, musical demonstrations, Japanese art, Japanese food, Beer and Sake tastings and more!

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The New Mexico Japanese-American Citizens League (NMJACL) has been hosting Aki Matsuri (trans.: fall festival) for over twenty years. The festival is the main annual event for NMJACL and serves as a venue to share Japanese and Japanese-American (JA) culture with all of New Mexico.

The festival attracts guests and performers from around the state and beyond, showcasing traditional Japanese, dance, song, and musical performances, martial arts, arts and crafts, Japanese food, and more.

ART SHOW : TAKUMI THE WAY OF JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR’S THEME  FOR AKI MATSURI.  TAKUMI:  THE WAY OF JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP

ART EXHIBITION & SALES featuring large scale printmaking, Arita porcelain, swords & antique armor, origami inspired sculpture, woodblock printing, jewelry
 
ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS involving porcelain, printmaking, pottery
Individual artists include: Yoshiko Shimano, Arita Porcelain Program at UNM, Ken Yonemoyo, Mary Sweet, Michael Thornton, Ema Tanagaki, Gene Kimura, etc.