Nihon Matsuri - April 28, 2018

Our Mission

To share and educate the larger Utah community about Japanese and Japanese American culture, history, and traditions as well as to be a way to pass on the Japanese traditions and culture to younger fifth, sixth, and seventh generation Japanese Americans and to help them identify with their heritage.

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Free Children’s Activities

Come visit the children’s booth for face painting, coloring pages, Kite making and more.

Go to Japanese Culture

Japanese Culture

In response to the increased demand we will have 5 tea ceremonies this year. We also strive to share other aspects of the Japanese culture.

Live Performances

All day long we have two stages going with Taiko, Koto, Kimono Fashion shows and much more. You won’t want to miss our featured guests the Taikoza Group!

Go to Great Vendors

Great Vendors

Come find traditional Japanese clothing, decorations and toys in additional to more modern fares.

Go to Amazing Food

Amazing Food

From Modern takes on classic dishes to home cooked flavors and traditional cuisine we have it all. There is always something for everyone, and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to get some good food.

Exhibits and Learning

Do you want to learn more about Japanese Culture and Japanese History in Utah? Make sure to visit the Buddhist Temple for Display Exhibits and Discussion Panels.

Go to Cosplay Contest

Cosplay Contest

For years Nihon Matsuri has had a tradition of sharing cosplay inspired by Japanese sources. If you would like to enter the Cosplay Contest make sure to check out the rules.

Go to Volunteer!


This festival is only possible thanks to the amazing you for stepping up and volunteering every year. As a thank you this year we will be adding gifts for those that sign up to volunteer.

This Festival is made possible by

Major Grants

Major Donors

Web Sponsors