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Bring Japan Home

さくらまつりは、参加者の皆さまが日本の文化や歴史を学び、楽しく過ごして頂けるよう企画いたしました。参加者の方々に「日本」を家庭に持ち帰って頂けるよう多くの機会を設けております!

FOOD(食)
さくらまつりで和食を楽しむことは、もっとも人気なアクティビティの一つです!昨年に代わり新たな日本人シェフ達と共にCulinary Arts Pavilionが今年も戻ってきます。このパビリオンでは、家庭でも簡単に作れる和食を学ぶこと出来ます。ここでは、一日中、簡単に作れる和食の実演や和食にまつわる話が繰り広げられるほか、実演された和食のサンプルも食べることが出来ます!

ARTS & CULTURE AND ARTISANS (文化)
さくらまつりの芸術と文化エリア (Arts and Culture-Artisan Area) では、参加者が実際にアクティビティに参加でき、アメリカでの日本文化の影響力について学ぶことができます。さらに日本からインスピレーションを受けた手作りのアイテムも購入することができます。

ライフスタイル(生活)

伝統 - Traditional
銀座エリアGinza Area)では、数多くの見事な日本のホームグッズ、アクセサリー、アートワークを販売します。これらの商品は日本から直接、仕入れられたり、日本から寄贈された桜にインスパイアを受けています。

現代 - Modern
Japan Now Areaでは最新かつ最高の現代日本ファッション、アニメから着想を得た帽子やアクセサリーが販売されます。「ジャパンワオ!パビリオン」(Japan Wow! Pavilion)では、最新のビデオゲーム、そしてクールで都会的な楽しみを体験いただけます!

ARTS & CULTURE AND ARTISANS (文化)

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.

Adorned by Aisha
Come browse handmade resin, lace and metal jewelry with Japanese motifs - including cherry blossoms, cherry trees, bird cages, and tea sets.

Chikako Designs
Chikako Designs offers a line of unique designs that include handbags, accessories, clothing, men's neckties and infant clothing. All of Chikako's designs are inspired by a combination of her Asian heritage and Western upbringing.

Chouquette Chocolates
Enjoy locally-made delicious, luxurious artisan chocolates and caramels with DC and cherry blossom designs.

Ekoji Buddhist Temple: The Temple of the Gift of Light
Come visit Ekoji Buddhist Temple: The Temple of Light. You get the firsthand experience with how a Japanese Jodo Shinshu Temple is experienced in America.

Ishida Bonsai
Come see demonstrations of the enjoyment that bonsai can bring to your life and how to properly care for your bonsai.

Japan Railway Group
Come see high-end models of trains, browse our tourism flyers, and see a 3D video about shinkansen high speed trains and tourism in Japan.

Japanese Craft & More
Come and learn to make crafts with origami. Let us show you the beauty of Japanese crafts and spirit of O-MO-TE-NA-SHI which means serving with gratitude.

Japanese Dolls and Crafts School
Japanese Dolls & Crafts School teaches traditional Japanese crafts and doll making, and its history in Japanese theater, unique fairy tales, animal zodiacs, etc.  Come enjoy watching this process, learn how to sign up for classes and perhaps take home a doll for yourself!

Naked Decor
Interact and browse the wares of a local artist that hand crafts Asian and DC themed home accessories such as pillows, coasters, and tea bowls.

NCSS 2017 Cherry Blossom Queens & Princesses
Come visit the Cherry Blossom Queen & Princesses visiting from across the United States, territories, and international embassies. Many will be at the tent for photo ops with all visitors.

Japanese Americans' Care Fund/ San-J
Enjoy Japanese cooking demonstrations throughout the day and learn about how the Care Fund is caring for the community by sharing knowledge and resources. Cooking demonstrations are sponsored by San J Shoyu.

Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA)
Japanese American Veterans will greet the public and discuss the significant role and contribution that Japanese Americans have given in the creation of America.

Japanese Christian Community Center in Washington
Come learn about kimono from an expert, have fun understanding and creating Japanese kanji calligraphy, and learn about upcoming seminars, events, classes and services at the center.

Japan Railroad Modelers of Washington DC
Come enjoy JRM's large model train layout that depicts stylized railway operations and scenes from Japan. Shinkansens, express, local and freight trains are operated in 4 separate lines on the layout.

Karuta – Japanese card game using ancient poems
Kyogi Karuta, or competitive Karuta, is a unique Japanese card game using ancient poems. It is an ultimate brain sport of memorization, concentration and speed.  Beginners can learn in  mini-competitions throughout the day and winners will be awarded!

Let's Learn Japanese!
Come and start to learn the Japanese language and practice it, along with calligraphy performances and much more. Sponsored by the JCAW Foundation.

Nishiura Style
Master Nishiura demonstrates the inspirational brush work and art to wish you happiness and prosperity, and you can join him to make your own wonderful brush work.

Olive and Daisy
Let your eyes feast on beautiful hand crafted Japanese-style jewelry, made with Japanese beads and gemstones.

Paper*Crane*Heart
Japanese paper jewelry, made in NYC from wood, upcycled puzzle pieces, resin, and beautiful chiyogami and katazome papers.

Sakura Science
Sakura Science enables visitors to explore the world in detail using the latest scientific tools and methods from Japan!

Sarah Pei's Paintings & Pearls
Original oriental-style watercolor paintings and calligraphy, and handmade jewelry with pearls and semiprecious stones from Japan and China.

Shabana Origami & Kumihimo Jewelry
Browse the results of using chiyogami washi paper to create whimsical jewelry including sakura pins & earrings. Watch Shawnnee demonstrate traditional Japanese "Kumihimo" braiding to make pendants and bracelets.

Washington DC Area Go Clubs
Join local Go players as they teach and demonstrate the ancient strategy game Go. Go is the last bastion where computers have yet to match human experts.

Washington DC Kimono Club / Atelier Kanawa
Come and learn about kimono, its customs and tradition. Certified Kimono consultant Atelier Kanawa will  further explain the goals of the club, as well as her traditional arts and crafts.

Washington Japanese Heritage (Keisho) Center
Japanese heritage students from the Keisho Center will show young guests how to make traditional Japanese crafts and play Japanese games.

Washington Japanese Language School (WJLS)
WJLS is the oldest hoshu-ko (supplementary Japanese) school in the world.  Many of its students will be here at the festival to demonstrate traditional Japanese folk arts.

LIFESTYLE(生活)

伝統 - Traditional
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.

現代 - Modern
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!

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Ginza

Arise Bazaar
Don't miss one of the Sakura Matsuri's long-time vendors, with the largest selection of Japanese Kimono, antiques, and gifts. Full Kimono outfits and dressing are included at the festival.

Greentea Design
Discover authentic Japanese merchandise from brush paint wall scrolls, beautiful wall and hand-held fans, and parasols to a wide variety of cosplay costumes and jewelry.

Japan Wave
Browse a genuine collection of Japanese traditional Kokeshi Dolls; popular Japanese costumes; and kawaii stationary, toys, and accessories.

National Cherry Blossom Festival
Come browse our two locations for a wide selection of Official National Cherry Blossom Festival merchandise.

ROYCE' Chocolate
Since 1983, ROYCE' has been pleasing chocolate lovers with delightful confections from Hokkaido, Japan. The signature Nama Chocolate has a smooth and velvety texture with a hint of prestige liqueur that melts in your mouth.

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Japan Now

Alicia’s Anime
Video game and anime t-shirts, Hello Kitty bags and accessories and adorable kimmi dolls.

Collector's Anime LLC
Local anime vendor specializing in Blu-Rays, DVDs, Figures, Weiss Schwarz TCG and imported merchandise from Japan.

HKT Inc. / Mugen Toys 

Come browse the wide selection of this direct importer of Japanese animation, toys, collectibles, and anime-related merchandise.

Holy Cow Anime
Specializing in rare and hard to find Japanese anime: such as Sailor Moon, Trigun, Cardcaptors, Tenchi Muyo, Digimon, and more! We carry t-shirts, figures, plush, keychains, and other collectibles. Holy Cow Anime where it’s Cool to be Old School.

IT Cosplay 
This shops carries over 50 different cosplays, T-shirts, and plushies along with small anime gift items like keychains, necklaces, backpacks, and hats.

Kawaii Gifts
A wide variety of 'kawaii' or cute characters and fancy goods from Japanese brands, like Rilakkuma, Sentimental Circus, Kutusita Nyanko, Mamegoma, etc.

SigToys
A wide selection of Japanese toys, figures, video game-related merchandise, plush toys & dolls. We also carry anime trading figures & jewelry.

Studio Kitsu
Hand-made plush items, hats and other accessories.

Stuffed Sushi
Do you love sushi? So much you'd like to hug it? Well you're in luck because Stuffed Sushi with their adorable hand-made stuffed sushi plush pillows are back with us at the festival!

Japan US Military Program -J.U.M.P.
The Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan. Through social networks and events, JUMP builds relationships and provides opportunities for service members to engage with each other. JUMP provides a powerful foundation for sustaining the solid alliance and relationship that exists between the U.S. and Japan.

JET Alumni Association - DC (JETAADC)
The JET Program is a Japanese government program that sends over 1000 Americans to Japan every year. Together with the local alumni association, JETAADC, we will be showcasing Japan's rich culture and talking about how you could travel and teach in Japan!

STUDY ABROAD in JAPAN - Temple University - Japan Campus
TUJ is the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan and is the first institution to be officially recognized as a Foreign University by Japan's Ministry of Education. At TUJ, you can study with friends in Japan and from over 60 different countries while earning your US degree in Tokyo. We are dedicated to helping students realize their dreams in the US and abroad.

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