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Columbia Japan Society is excited to bring you Matsuri 2013: the annual Japanese spring festival on Low Plaza that is sure to provide fun and entertainment for all!

Come on board and start your afternoon with some delicious Japanese food: sushi, takoyaki, hibachi, curry--pick your favorite! Meanwhile watch some amazing performances ranging from Japanese gypsy rock to traditional taiko drumming to animated J-pop bands featured on the stage.

Have you ever wanted a pet goldfish? Of course you have! Master the goldfish scooping pool, then try your artistic hand at lantern decorating, origami, and anime drawing booths. You'll just have to come and see what other activities we have in store! Commemorate the day with a beautiful gift from the Japanese vendors and a photo of you and your friends wearing traditional Japanese yukata by the Torii gate.

Whatever you decide to do at Matsuri, we guarantee you will have an exciting cultural experience! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 30th from 1-5pm!









Food and Craft Vendors


Hibachi NY, Hakata Tonton, Go!Go!Curry!, Otafuku, Mimi and Coco, and Saji', Magokoro NY, Wuhao NY, Te plus te, Tesage/Kaedenyc



Performers


Rainybirds, Kagero, Kendo, Naginata, Kon-go Gojuryu Karate, Kagero, Neo Blues Maki, and The Rainbow Bubble Girls



Sponsors


Tokio Marine, JNTO, Ito En, Otafuku, AMNET, Nippon Life Benefits, Mitsubishi International Corporation, Kikkoman, Suntory, CareerForum.Net, Donald Keene Center, CJEB, Weatherhead East Asian institution

Directions to Matsuri 2013


FROM THE MAIN GATES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Entering from 116th and Broadway (or Amsterdam Avenue), walk straight on College Walk to the center of campus. You can't miss it!

BY NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Due to Planned Weekend MTA Service Changes, the uptown number 1 train will not stop at the 116th St. Station. We recommend either getting off at 96th street and taking the M104 bus to 116th street, or taking the train to 168th street and transferring to a downtown number 1 train, taking it back down to the 116th St. station.

FROM THE HENRY HUDSON PARKWAY
Exit the Parkway at West 95th Street. Go north on Riverside Drive to 116th Street. Turn right and go two blocks to Broadway.

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