AZ Matsuri at new location in Phoenix on Feb. 22 and 23

Odaiko Sonora taiko drummers from Tucson will be performing on Feb. 22 at 10:40 a.m. at the Taiko Stage.

Tucson’s Suzuyuki-Kai dancers will be dancing on Main stage as follows:
22nd Saturday: 2:30 -3:15 pm
23rd Sunday: 2:15-3:30 pm

Arizona Kyudo Kai/UA Kyudo Club to perform 1:45 p.m. on Sunday on the Martial Arts Stage.

The Takoyaki Balls truck from Tucson will be in spot F14 in the Circle of Life area northwest quadrant (most of the food trucks will be in that area).

UPDATE 2/19/20: SAJCC Editor Carolyn Classen just got notification that a haiku she wrote has been selected as Outstanding Haiku for this festival. It will be on display at the Haiku Booth.

“Strong Issei people

Jailed in camps in the desert

Shikata ga nai”

(Translation: Issei are the 1st generation Japanese Americans, who emigrated from Japan; Shikata ga nai means “It cannot be helped”).

All info at, including map/location info for Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd. in Phoenix.

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