December 21, 2015

About Us

Thank you all for visiting our 6th annual Japan Festival Boston on 4/30/2017. Although we had a technical difficulty for the main stage and caused delays, and also an unexpected sudden shower, we hope you still got to enjoy it and tasted a bit of Japan! And because we take Matsuri business very seriously, if you could provide your inputs by filling out our quick survey we’ll much appreciate it! We promise we will work even harder to make improvements for next year’s event.

Thank you again and we hope to see you again next year!!

– Boston Japan Festival Committee Presidents


What is Japan Festival?

An Outdoor “Matsuri” experience in Boston With over 30,000 attendees in 2015 and 60,000 attendees at the 2016 event, Japan Festival Boston has doubled in scale and brought over 100 booths presenting Japanese culture and food to Boston Common.

At the 2017 event, we plan to bring over 100 booths with Japanese culture and food as the main focus, as well as both traditional and contemporary performances.

We will bring two stages, one for music performances and another hosting various cosplay events and performances as well.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to bring real Japanese culture to America, and pass on our traditions to the next generation, be a catalyst for bringing our communities together, and show gratitude to the city of Boston.
Japan Festival Boston is looking for donors that will help us bring an authentic Japanese festival experience to Boston and help us preserve tradition and culture.
We welcome all donations to help us bring the best possible event and share Japanese culture and tradition.

Together we can bring a fun, entertaining, and educational Japan Festival!

Japan Festival Boston Driving Committee
Honorary President – Consulate General of Japan In Boston­ Rokuichiro Michii

Hosting Organizations
The Japanese Resource Exchange (JREX) Japanese Association of Greater Boston Showa Womens Institute
New England JET Alumni Association Greater Boston Japanese Student

For more Information
Japan Festival Boston
Phone: 781-492-4307

Kazuhiro Aotani
Etsuko Yashiro

Supporting Organizations
Consulate General of Japan in Boston
Japan Society of Boston