Matsuri Japanese Festival in Paris returns on 7 – 9 July 2023 after last year’s success

Following the overwhelming success of last year which attracted over 10,000 attendees, Matsuri Japanese Festival is poised to go even bigger this year.

The event will take place at the Parc Floral de Paris, spanning from July 7 to 9.

Last year, visitors had the opportunity to taste a variety of Japanese alcohol and snack on street food while small-scale vendors and artisans showcased their collection of jewelry, decorative items, and kimonos. Visitors were also entertained with dance performances, live painting exhibitions, and taiko concerts.

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This year, organisers are going even bigger with an expected footfall of over 35,000 attendees. The event will be expanding from 3 to 6 designated visitor areas. These are: Sake Station, Mura, Omise, Ohayashi, Summer Sochu Bar and Art.

The Sake Station is a highlight as the Japanese beverage is gaining popularity in Paris. Purchase a glass for 12 euros and sample the vast selection of Japanese spirits before deciding on a bottle to purchase.

Over at the Summer Sochu Bar, relish unique cocktails crafted from Japanese shochu, concocted by the bartender, Baptiste Bochet. Those hankering for a spot of retail can head to the Omise section where artisans and craftsmen selling jewelry, decorations and kimono accessories will be displaying their goods.

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