About Us


Japan Fair is a free, two-day festival in Bellevue, WA, that celebrates Japanese art and culture. Formerly known as "Aki Matsuri", Japan Fair is a communal endeavor of musicians, artisans, community organizations, and businesses from both Japan and the U.S. who come together to share their products, talents, and knowledge of Japan. Through live performances on stage, hands on exhibits, cultural workshops, and vendor booths, the public is immersed in the music, dance, artisanry, and philosophy of Japan.



To nurture and promote the traditional and modern cultural arts of Japan. We strive to celebrate Japan’s heritage while also sharing new trends in today’s Japan.


Vision Statement

Japan Fair seeks to do the following:

  • Increase awareness of Japanese culture in the community by sharing traditional and modern art, crafts, and culture of Japan.
  • Build relationships between people of diverse communities in order to foster understanding and explore perceptions of cultural values.
  • Bring together American and Japanese organizations and businesses to engage in the promotion of education and cultural exchange.



ASUNARO d.b.a. Japan Fair is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN #82-3478918).