Recently, Albuquerque celebrated Japanese tradition and the welcoming of autumn with its annual Aki Matsuri festival on Sunday, September 23rd at Veteran’s Memorial Park. The event was hosted by New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League (NMJACL) and provided plenty of vendors showcasing custom crafts, delicious food trucks, and plenty of entertainment, from traditional folk dances to a ramen eating contest.
Celebrate the NMJACL’s annual fall festival Aki Matsuri 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.
Always a favorite on Thursday nights! The Dirty Bourbon offers up live shows every week!
Enjoy a day filled with Japanese food, Beer, Sake Sampling, Martial arts, Taiko drumming, Japanese-Okinawan Dancing, arts and more!