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Sakura Matsuri 2021 - Year in Bloom
Due to the global pandemic, JASWDC has delayed the 60th anniversary of the Sakura Matsuri until April 9th, 2022. However, in its place JASWDC will extend Sakura Matsuri-themed programs throughout the year. The Sakura Matsuri 2021 - Year in Bloom will offer pandemic-friendly opportunities for Sakura Matsuri attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and volunteers to safely celebrate Japanese culture and get excited for the in-person return of the Sakura Matsuri 60th Anniversary in 2022.


Beyond Tokyo
The Beyond Tokyo Virtual Programming Series will explore Japan’s rich regional diversity through JASWDC’s cooking classes, language and culture programming, sake tastings, and seminars.
2021 Sakura Matsuri Postponement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C. has decided to postpone the 2021 Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival.
Sakura Samurai Movie Series
JASWDC will present a Japanese samurai movie experience at the National Arboretum, pairing samurai movies with Japanese cuisine from local restaurants.
Sakura Matsuri - Virtual Community Gathering
Relive the Sakura Matsuri - Virtual Community Gathering with the livestream recording of every exciting stage performance!
Matsuri Merchandise
Support Sakura Matsuri and the Japan-America Society of Washington DC - check out our merchandise designed by local and international artists.
Sakura Matsuri - Virtual Community Gathering Performers
View our Virtual Matsuri Stage lineup and learn more about this year's performers.
2019 Performance Schedule 2022 information coming soon!
2019 Festival Program 2022 information coming soon!
2019 Festival Map 2022 information coming soon!
The Japan-America Society expresses its appreciation to the following companies, who helped sponsor the 2019 Festival.
Volunteer with Us!
Be part of the largest one-day Japanese festival in the country
 and become a Sakura Matsuri Volunteer!
Want To Participate?
Participate as performer/vendor
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.
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! 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.
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!