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Since 2018 we have been bringing Japanese culture to the heart of Frankfurt and are celebrating a special kind of summer festival with you. Artists from all over Japan and Germany come together to bring you closer to traditional and pop culture of Japan with a grand stage program. There is also a varied workshop program and numerous stalls offering Japanese delicacies, merchandise and much more.
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 Main Matsuri Japan Festival
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 Main Matsuri Japan Festival

About this project

Funding period 9/26/20 4:50 AM - 11/8/20 11:59 PM
Realisation 20.-22.08.2021
Start level 3,000 €

Reduzierung des Fehlbetrags, der durch den Ausfall des Festivals entstanden ist

Category Event
City Frankfurt am Main

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What is this project all about?

We look back at two very successful Main Matsuri Festivals in 2018 and 2019 based on the model of Japanese summer festivals. Our vision is to introduce the cultural diversity of Japan with music, new and old Japanese cuisine and lifestyle to a broad audience with great enthusiasm. We have invited numerous artists, musicians, dancers and painters from Japan over the past two years. Unfortunately, like all major projects, the planned third Main Matsuri could not take place this summer. Now we face similar problems to so many other cultural institutions. We don't have the money to bridge the dry spell until the next Main Matsuri and to prepare the next Main Matsuri.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

With the Main Matsuri we offer a platform for everyone interested in Far Eastern culture in general and Japanese culture in particular.
With this big Japanese summer festival with lots of fun, high-quality entertainment and good Japanese food, we promote and strengthen understanding and friendships with one another.

Our festival is for everyone who enjoys urban summer festivals. Whether young or old, we offer programs for all age groups. If you are curious about the Far Eastern and Japanese lifestyle, you are fascinated by Japanese culture in all its facets, you are Japanese or you have economic relations with Japan, then the festival is just right for you.

Why would you support this project?

With your support you help us preserve the Main Matsuri in all its diversity and uniqueness. It is our great wish to continue to offer you an unforgettable experience every summer with a wonderful festival. It is extremely important to us to promote relationships, understanding and friendship between the Rhine-Main region and Japan on a broad basis. We see our Main Matsuri Festival not only as a culture and music festival, but as a great festival of friendship. All of this does not happen by itself, it takes a lot of passion and the appropriate financial resources.

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

Due to the cancelled festival, we do not have the corresponding income to cover the running costs. We also don't have the financial means to organise the Main Matsuri 2021. Despite immediate aid from the state and support from loyal sponsors, it is unfortunately not enough at the moment to make it safely into the next year. With your donations you are making an important contribution to ensuring that we can mount a diverse and above all free festival for you next year.

Who are the people behind the project?

Main Matsuri Event GmbH is behind the festival with a small, highly motivated team. Together we have already organised the Main Matsuri in 2018 and 2019 and successfully implemented it together with our numerous committed helpers. We all come from different backgrounds and age groups, but we all share one great passion: Japan!

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