Skip to main content

Exploring the History of Matsuri

Working with the Sheraton Hotel, Overland Park Convention Center, and the City of Overland Park, it was decided to not hold Naka-Kon 2020 the weekend of March 13-15, 2020. For more information, please visit this article.

Yukata! Dango! Fireworks! Anime and manga are filled with depictions of Japan's favorite summertime celebrations: Matsuri. We all know these festivals are fun for Japanese and tourists alike, but did you know that there are some matsuri that have been celebrated for over 1000 years? Come learn about the origins of matsuri and how they evolved into today's beloved celebrations in this educational panel. Whether it's the Tanabata, Gion, or Yamakasa Matsuri, you'll be able to don your hopi-coat and dance along with the locals!

Saturday 12:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm
Sheraton Hotel
Kurtis Hanlon