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Bring Japan Home

さくらまつりは、参加者の方々に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致しました。参加者の方々に「日本」を自宅に持ち帰って頂けるよう多くの機会を設けています。

FOOD(食)
和食を楽しむことは、さくらまつりの中でもっとも人気のあるスポットの一つです!昨年に代わり新たな日本人シェフ達と共に「和食体験パビリオン」が今年も戻ってきます。このパビリオンでは、自宅でも簡単に作れる和食を学ぶこと出来ます。ここでは、和食のデモンストレーション、試食及び料理レシピの利用が終日可能です。
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NHKワールドのご協力により、テレビ番組「Dining with the Chef」のスターである行正り香氏に今年はデモンストレーションのゲストとしてお越しいただきます!

 

 

 

CULTURE(文化)
さくらまつりの芸術と文化エリア (Arts and Culture Area)は、参加者が実際に文化活動に参加でき、アメリカでの日本の文化について学ぶことができます。

ライフスタイル(生活)

伝統 - Traditional
銀座エリアGinza Area)の出店者は、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、または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

East Japan Railway Company 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.

Ekoji Buddhist Temple: The Temple of the Gift of Light Come visit Ekoji Buddhist Temple: The Temple of Light. You get the first hand 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.

Japanese Craft & More Come and learn to make crafts with origami. Let us show the heart – Kokoro – of Japan and say “arigato!”



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!

NCSS 2016 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 FundSan-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 a mini-competitions throughout the day and winners will be awarded!

Let's Learn Japanese! Come and start to learn 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.

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!

Shogi & Dobutsu Shogi (Let's Catch the Lion) Join us and learn how to play Dobutsu Shogi a simple board game for children and adults. A drop-in mini tournament will be held.

Washington DC Area Go (Weiqi/Baduk) 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.

Yoshino Bien School of Calligraphy Meet the a master calligraphy artist and teacher from Japan who will perform calligraphy on a large sheets of paper and conduct workshops. She will also write any requests on beautiful Japanese paper for sale.


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Ginza

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

Aoi Clothing A Japanese and French fasion brand based in Paris. Come see their high-end clothing inspired by the mixture of traditional and modern, Japanese and European design.

Arise Bazaar Enjoy browsing the widest selection of Japanese kimono, antiques, and gifts. Full kimono outfits including dressing at the festival.

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.

Greentea Design Offering authentic Japanese merchandise such as hand fans, large wall fans, parasols, brush paint wall scrolls. We also sell Japanese animation cosplay items including jewelry, costume and wood swords.

Heavenly Cranes Jewelry Japanese washi paper is used as beads and combined with sterling silver and gold, glass beads and other elements to create a very elegant assortment of jewelry. There will also be demonstrations of how to use washi paper in small detail work with jewelry pieces every 2 hours!



Japan Wave Browse a wide selection of Japanese kawaii stationary, kokeshi dolls and costumes.

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

Olive and Daisy Come and browse Japanese style handmade beads jewelry with Japanese beads, gemstones.



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



Shabana Origami & Kumihimo Jewelry Come enjoy the results of using chiyogami washi paper to create whimsical jewelry including sakura pins & earrings. Enjoy watching as Shawnnee demonstrates traditional Japanese "Kumihimo" braiding to make pendants and bracelets.

Tomoe Sakura Hand-made custom 'Tenugui' and other custom-made cloth gift items featuring Japanese style motifs, produced by Tomoe Senko, a traditional 'dyeing ' company from Iwate, Japan. YokoDana Kimono Authentic vintage Japanese kimonos, fabrics, kanzashi and other hand-made accessories & decor items made from vintage kimono fabrics.

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Japan Now

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



Anime Gift A varied selection of anime plushies and merchandise, wall scrolls, Japanese crafts, umbrellas, traditional arts and Japanese crafts.

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 key-chains, 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 Cosplay Studio Cosplay is a D.C. based nonprofit whose mission is to promote community through the art of costuming by providing workspace, opportunity, and education for cosplay enthusiasts. Studio Cosplay is by cosplayers, for cosplayers.



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!

The Sakura Matsuri is happy to announce this year the return of our Experience Japan through Education Pavilion.  Below are the diverse participants in this pavilion, ready to show you different ways to experience Japan through studying or teaching there.

Japan In Your Heart A new organization who will be sharing information and resources on how individuals/families with Japan experience (living, visiting, interest in country, etc.) can stay connected through Japan-related organizations, events, festivals, etc. as well as information on the growing Third Culture Kid/Cross-Cultural Kid demographic.

JET Alumni Association - DC (JETAADC) The JET Alumni Association of Washington, DC (JETAADC) welcomes all former and current participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program – as well as friends of JET – residing in the greater Washington, DC area. We are the oldest chapter in the nation and, with over 500 members, we are also one of the largest and most active.



STUDY ABROAD in JAPAN- International Christian University (ICU) International Christian University (ICU) is a private university located in Tokyo, Japan. ICU was founded in 1949 and offers 32 undergraduate majors as the first liberal arts college in Japan. There are a variety of ways to study on the ICU campus. Come see our booth for more info!

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.

TOMODACHI Initiative The TOMODACHI Initiative is a public-private partnership, born out of support for Japan's recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, that invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as leadership programs.

Waseda USA  Come to learn more about Waseda University!

 

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