A fantastic open air festival celebrating traditional Japanese food and culture. Matsuri is Japanese for “festival”. Bartholomew Square is transformed into an explosion of colour - with family friendly activities, shitamachi-style decorations and 30 stalls selling Japanese food, sweets, kimono and gifts. Taiko Drummers, demonstrations of how to wear a Kimono, giant Japanese Calligraphy, Kimono fashion parade and a hilarious Soba eating competition were among the highlights today.
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