‘Rio Matsuri’ Japanese Cultural Festival Comes to Riocentro

This is the second edition of the event and it promises to be even bigger and more immersive than 2018’s debut, with presentations of sumo wrestling and kendo swordfighting, as well as a Miss Nikkey beauty pageant and Japanese boardgame workshops.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Friday, January 25th, to Sunday, January 27th, Riocentro events center, in Barra da Tijuca, will be awash with all the trappings of Japanese culture as the second edition of ‘Rio Matsuri’ arrives, filling the space with authentic gastronomy, dance, sport and cultural presentations.

The traditional cuisine of Japan promises to be the highlight of the festival, with typical dishes such as Gioza, Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Lamen, ice-cream Tempura and even a Wagyu burger (Japanese burger) all being served up by the best Japanese-inspired chefs.

Food-lovers will be delighted . . .

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