NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Aki Matsuri (Japanese Fall Festival) is being put on by the New Mexico Japanese-American Citizens League. The annual festival will feature Japanese cultural exhibits, vendor fair, musical demonstrations, food and all things related to Japanese culture.
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The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 25, at the Veterans Memorial Park in Albuquerque (1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE). Aki Matsuri gives the people of New Mexico a chance to learn and share Japanese and Japanese-American culture. All proceeds from the festival will go towards the NMJACL and their efforts to document history related to Japanese-American internment in New Mexico and the southwest, funds will also go towards construction of a cultural center.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit nmjacl.org/aki-matsuri/.