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Japan Fest to launch in Charlotte

Prepare for games, music, and food celebrating the Japanese culture.

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The kimono is a traditional Japanese garment and the national dress of Japan.

Photo via Urban District Market

The Queen City will provide an immersive experience into Japanese culture. Urban District Market and Seoul Food Meat Co. in NoDa are hosting the first inaugural Japan Fest.

When and where
Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 | 1:30-8 p.m. | Urban District Market, 2315 N. Davidson St., Charlotte

The festival will feature:

  • Matsuri games (think: Japanese carnival games)
  • Music and karaoke contests
  • Food and drinks
  • Origami
  • Cosplay contest
  • Martial arts performances

“We hope for a good turnout,” said Timothy Chun, co-owner of Seoul Food Meat Co. “The food is key to any festival. We also hope it raises the cultural awareness here in Charlotte.”

Volunteers from all backgrounds can sign up now.

Editor’s note: Parking is expected to be very busy. The closest light rail station is at 25th St.