Sakura Matsuri
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 travel to DC to showcase over 20 hours of live music and dance performances across three stages: The Riverfront Stage, the Sakura Stage, and our J-POP stage.

Sakura Matsuri
Food & Drinks

Food! It’s one of the highlights of Sakura Matsuri. With over 30 different stalls offering a range of food it's almost impossible to choose!

Sakura Matsuri

Sakura Matsuri is an opportunity for the community to learn about the culture and history of Japan. You'll have so many opportunities to bring Japan home from the Festival!

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2019 Performance Schedule 2020 information will be coming soon!
2019 Festival Program 2020 information will be coming soon!
2019 Festival Map 2020 information will be coming soon!
GET INVOLVED
Sponsors
Sponsors
The Japan-America Society expresses its appreciation to the following companies, who helped sponsor the 2019 Festival.
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Want To Participate?
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The Sakura Matsuri is a family-friendly festival. There are over 15 food vendors, over 30 exhibitors, over 20 vendors of traditional and modern products, and over 30 hours of live performances on six stages, which are all realated to Japan.
PERFORMANCES
PERFORMANCES
Performers from all over the country and Japan come to the Sakura Matsuri to bring over 30 hours of live musical and dance performances on four stages: ANA‘s Capitol Stage, the Sakura Stage, and our J-POP Stage.
FOOD & DRINKS
FOOD & DRINKS
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.
Bring Japan Home
Arts & Culture And Artisans
Arts & Culture
The Sakura Matsuri’s Arts and Culture 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
Ginza Marketplace
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.
Japan Now
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!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS

Important update: Sakura Matsuri - Japanese Street Festival postponed due to developing COVID-19 situationREAD MORE