|This is the article on the Academy student from Konohagakure. If you are looking for the article on the genin from Sunagakure, head to Matsuri.|
|Manga||Volume #11, Chapter #94|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #56|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
She has locks of thick, black hair, in which she wears a red headband and lage, dark eyes. Attire-wise, she wears a simple purple blouse with a pink tank top, capri pants and sandals.
Chūnin Exam Arc
Iruka Umino takes Matsuri and her class to an outdoor lecture beneath the Hokage Monument to discuss the Hokage. The Third Hokage visits them there, tells them about the Will of Fire and encourages the children to protect those they care about. Matsuri asks if there is anyone that he cares about enough to protect, to which he replies that he would fight for "everyone in the village".
Invasion of Konoha Arc
She and her class are later evacuated to behind the Hokage Monument during the invasion of Konoha.
Pre-Shippūden Anime Filler Arcs
In the anime, she appears seeing off the Sand Siblings with Shikamaru Nara and some other students to thank them for teaching at the Academy for a short period of time. She appears again, going on a training mission with Hinata Hyūga to Mount Takurami. When a big storm emerged, the team was lucky enough to have a tent, protecting them from the heavy rain.
Shinobi World War Arc
She and along with some other younger shinobi in the village were all called by Konohamaru to rally them together in order to face the upcoming threat. Meanwhile, she and the other genin are attacked by Sumo Wrestlers. She and the other youngsters celebrated their victory over the defeated Sumo Wrestlers by the Allied Mothers Force.
- Matsuri's name can mean festival (祭) or Arabian jasmine (茉莉).
- She makes a cameo appearance in an omake of Naruto: Shippūden episode 73.