Welcome to the Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association (ENMA) Home page! "Nihon" and "Matsuri" are Japanese words. They mean "Japanese Festival".

ENMA is a non-profit organization staffed by a team of community minded volunteers who are interested in preserving and furthering the arts and crafts of Japan for the enjoyment of all community members in the Greater Seattle area and Pacific Northwest.

Since 1998, every fall, ENMA presented "Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival)", a 2-day program of Japanese cultural, educational, and fun events for all age groups, to celebrate Japan's rich cultural heritage. A large number of local artists and craftpersons practicing Japanese-style arts and crafts (including the performing arts and martial arts), and Japan related businesses & organizations participated during the entire two day event activities.

It is with sadness that we announce there will be no Aki Matsuri 2016. As we close eighteen (18) years of Aki Matsuri history, we would like to convey our sincere and deep appreciation to the thousands of community members and friends who have helped and supported "Aki Matsuri" as sponsors, participants, volunteers, and visitors. Without you, the "Aki Matsuri" event could not have been so successful. We have all shared common interests and ties, especially a love of Japan and its culture, and we hope that continues on into the future for many years to come.

ENMA will fully cooperate and support a transition plan leading to a newly established Japan-related Event which will be led by a new leadership team to plan and administer a 2016 Event.

We are pleased to announce that "Japan Fair 2016" is now scheduled to be held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue on September 3rd and 4th 2016. We appreciate your continued cooperation and support to make the event successful for the community!

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- Last update on September 26, 2016

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