Matsuri (Spring Festival) May 18 2014 11 4 pm
Each year, on third Sunday of May, the Hakone Supporting Committee organizes a spectacular event that is the talk of the Bay Area.
Highlights include Japanese Calligraphy demonstration on a large canvas, Mochitsuki (Mochi pounding) performance, Tsugaru Shamisen and Shorinji Kempo, silent auction, etc. Matsuri also features games and music bands. The food booths sell a variety of grilled food, Ramen, rice, and drinks. A wide variety of bands participate, and there are amazing demonstrations of arts and crafts.