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Celebrating Japanese Culture at Matsuri Arizona 2017

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Benjamin Leatherman
Local anime cosplayers pose for a photo at Arizona Matsuri 2017.
A wide variety of Japanese culture, art, and fashion was featured during the latest edition of the Arizona Matsuri festival on Saturday, February 25, and Sunday, February 26. The annual two-day event, which celebrates anything and everything having to do with Japan, brought a multitude of vendors, artists, craftsman, performers, and cosplayers to Historic Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix.

Photos by Benjamin Leatherman