In the heart of the downtown core, Kurakake Company is proud to bring you MATSURI, the 1st Toronto Japanese Summer Festival, a time of celebration of Japanese culture, music, art and cuisine.

With traditional and modern live musical and dance performances, and a market featuring live arts & craft and the best of Toronto Japanese food illuminated in the lights of the city, this is the Toronto's first Japanese Matsuri!

Performances include Japanese drumming by Raging AsianWomen Taiko Group, Yosakoi dance by Sakura Mai, and modernized Japanese folk by Toronto's renowned Ten Ten. Special square features include a live spray-paint mural by visual artist Spencer Harrington, "Random", and two traditional Japanese Geisha, among other activities. (Full performance schedule below)

The festival is open to the public and free for everyone. Let's bring out our Japanese spirit!

Date July 28, 2013 (Sun)
Time 10am – 10pm
Location Yonge-Dundas Square
Address 1 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5B 2R8
Entrance fee Free
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Performance Schedule


11 am

MATSURI Official Opening w/ RAW Taiko Drummers by Consulate General of Japan in Toronto

12 pm

Japanese Visitor’s Association - Cultural Skit

1 pm

Geisha to appear

1:15 pm

Toronto Buddhist Temple Buyo Group - Traditional dance performance

2 pm

Sakura Mai - Yosakoi dance performance

2:40 pm

Limitless Productions - Modern dance

3 pm

Ten Ten - Modernized Japanese Folk

3:45 pm

Toronto Kendo Club - Kendo demonstration

4:30 pm

Toronto Kimono Club - Yukata Fashion Show by Consulate General of Japan in Toronto

5:15 pm

Sakura Mai - Yosakoi dance performance

6 pm

Miray - fusion mopop

7:30 pm

O-Mocha - fusion pop


Monday 17 Jun

Updated supporters and venders.
Supported by -- Consulate General of Japan in Toronto
Community Supporters -- Brand New Way/Japan Foundation
Hair & Make up Supporter -- Kamiya
Vendors -- Fin/Zakkushi

Exhibitor info

Calling for Vendors!

This year will be the first time the energy of Japanese culture will be felt in the center of Toronto’s downtown at the Yonge-Dundas Square.

What better way for people to participate in a festival than by exploring cultural cuisine & crafts and by connecting with people of various community organizations!

If you wish to present and promote your restaurant’s food, your designs or products, or your organization’s services, get in touch with us to discuss your participation in the 1st Toronto Japanese Summer Festival.
To discuss this possibility further, please contact Mr. Kurakake at

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Sponsorship and Support

This 2013 year marks the first Toronto Japanese Summer Festival to take place in the center of Toronto’s downtown at the Yonge-Dundas Square.

Through this festival, the people of Toronto will be introduced into a world of Japanese culture through a market of food and craft, live performances of traditional and modern dance and music as well as a unique Japanese fashion show!

If your organization is interested in being a sponsor for this event, we would be happy to work with you and support your organization. Sponsorship plans start from $500.00 and include advertising and promotion opportunities.

For information and to discuss further, please email Mr. Kurakake at



Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


在トロント日本国総領事館 FujiYama Company

community supporters

Brand New Way Japan Foundation JCCC Creators Lounge Toronto

Hair & Make up Supporter



Fin Zakkushi