Maui Matsuri (http://www.mauimatsuri.com/) is an annual festival which celebrates and honors the Japanese culture. Maui Taiko has been a proud co-sponsor of the event and has participated in the festivities since its inception in 1999. The perpetual theme of Maui Matsuri is a Japanese phrase, "Kodomo no tame ni", meaning "for the sake of the children." Maui Taiko has supported the goal of the event to share the Japanese culture and hand-down traditions to the next generation.
Over the years, the event has extended to three days and attendance has grown to over 9,000. Activities include a kimono fashion show, a Kodomo (children) corner craft tent, food and craft booths, Japanese dancing and entertainment, demonstrations, various contests and an evening Bon dance which honors ancestors.