Chicago Japan Matsuri 2018

The first ever annual Chicago Japanese Matsuri was hosted this past weekend in Newcity, Chicago. Highlights of this Festival include various stage performances of traditional Japanese arts, martial arts demonstrations, shopping, and of course a lot of great food prepared by some of Chicago’s finest Japanese restaurants.  The shopping experience was varied and ranged from lolita and Japanese street fashion to traditional kimono, manga to t-shirts. With free admission, this event drew in thousands of attendees for only 2 days.  Alternative fashion designers inspired by Japanese fashion were in attendance as well: https://store.lolitacollective.com/ and https://www.harddecora.com/

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