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Sakura Matsuri
57th Annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival

The Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival is the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the United States and is proud to be the grand finale of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Performers and vendors travel from all over the country and the world to Washington, DC to share their love of Japanese culture and traditions with the Festival attendees.

Sakura Matsuri
Performances

Performers from all over the country and Japan come to the Sakura Matsuri to bring over 20 hours of live musical and dance performances on four stages: ANA‘s Riverfront Stage, the Sakura Stage, and our J-POP stage.

Sakura Matsuri
Eating & Drinking

Food! It’s one of the best things about Sakura Matsuri. Our visitors find it hard to resist the smell and taste of the many kinds of food that Sakura Matsuri offers.

Sakura Matsuri

The Sakura Matsuri is designed to educate and entertain visitors about the culture and history of Japan. This gives our attendees many opportunities to bring Japan home from the Festival! You can choose from the following categories and see what the Matsuri has to offer!

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Saturday, April 14th, 2018
10:30 am – 6:00 pm

さくら祭り

Right After the Parade! Rain or Shine

Between 7th St NW & 3th St NW Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Guidelines for Participants

Festival Guidelines

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Performance Schedule

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Program Guide

Festival Map

Festival Map

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Adult (13+): $10
Children (12 & under) Free

Performances
Culinary Arts Pavilion
Culinary Arts Pavilion
Our Culinary Arts Pavilion will feature several Japanese chefs demonstrating how to cook Japanese food throughout the day!
Performing groups
Performing Groups
List of all of our performing groups for this year.
Eating & Drinking

Food! It’s one of the best things about Sakura Matsuri. Our visitors find it hard to resist the smell and taste of the many kinds of food that Sakura Matsuri offers.

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Bring Japan Home
Arts & Culture And Artisans
Arts & Culture And Artisans
The Sakura Matsuri’s Arts and Culture-Artisan area gives attendees a chance to enjoy interactive cultural activities, learn about the cultural impact of Japan in the United States and purchase Japanese-inspired hand-made items.
TRADITIONAL LIFESTYLE
Traditional Lifestyle
The vendors in our Ginza area offer a wide and stunning array of Japanese home goods, accessories and artwork, either directly from Japan or inspired by the gift of the cherry blossoms.
Modern Lifestyle
Modern Lifestyle
Modern Japanese culture has helped introduce a new generation to Japan! Our Japan Now area has the latest and greatest in modern Japanese fashion, anime-inspired hats and accessories and the Japan Wow! Pavilion to experience the latest in video games and hip, urban fun!
Join Us
Sponsors
Sponsors
The Japan-America Society expresses its appreciation to the following companies, who helped sponsor the 2017 Festival.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
Want To Volunteer?
Be part of the largest one-day Japanese festival in the country
 and become a Sakura Matsuri Volunteer!
Want To Participate?
Want To Participate?
First held in 1961, the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival is now the largest one-day exhibition of Japanese culture in the United States.