Matsuri, a Festival of Spirit, Strength and Style, Catapults Into Second Year at Imperial Palace

Japan’s most acclaimed musical production Matsuri celebrates its one year anniversary and has signed an additional one-year contract to entertain audiences six days a week in the Human Nature Showroom at Imperial Palace. The reviews continue to praise this engaging and extremely entertaining production show.

“Enough energy in this show to light up the Strip.” – Las Vegas Sun

“This is great, and it is amazing. I love this show.” –

Represented by EBI Enterprises, Matsuri (Japanese for ‘Festival’) is an action-packed, non-verbal production that showcases extreme athleticism through a series of unique variety acts. The 70-minute high-energy show features a cast of 18 Japanese athletes and entertainers, performing stunts ranging from the “Human Jump Rope” and “Judo Tango” to the “Lion Dance” and “Foot Drums.” Under the direction of Executive Producer and Director Ushio Higuchi, each act incorporates music, strength, acrobatics, beauty and Japanese culture. Higuchi comes from a television background having created the hit Japanese television program, “Kinniku-banzuke” and “SUSUKE” (known in the states as “Ninja Warrior”). Higuchi was inspired by the athletic talent and enthusiasm on that show and went on to develop the musical stage production that now performs 142 sold-out performances in Japan every year.

“Audiences leave the theater shaking their heads in disbelief at the amazing skills and stamina of these performers, or grinning from ear-to-ear because of their contagious energy,” said Megan Belk, President of EBI Enterprises.

“We are hoping to really make a name for ourselves not only in Japan and Las Vegas, but worldwide,” said Higuchi. “We feel this is a perfect platform to introduce our show to a global audience and we’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Imperial Palace.”

Matsuri, The Strip’s Biggest Afternoon Show, performs at 8 p.m. on Fridays and 4 p.m. Saturdays through Thursday. The show is dark on Tuesdays. Tickets for Matsuri are $49.99 (plus tax and fees) and $59.99 (plus tax and fees) for VIP tickets that include prime seating. Matsuri is currently offering a fantastic locals special at $20.00 (plus tax and fees) to those with Nevada ID. Tickets are available at Imperial Palace box office, or by calling (888) 777-7664.