The Sakura Matsuri’s Arts and Culture section of the festival gives attendees a chance to enjoy interactive cultural activities, learn about the cultural impact of Japan in the United States.

2020 List of Participants
  • Art by Zachary Sasim
    Original paintings by local artists Zachary Sasim – ”a flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.”
  • Central Japan / East Japan Railway Company
    Learn all about the Shinkansen rail lines in Japan and the beauty of traveling around Japan via railway!
  • Ekoji Buddhist Temple
    Interested in Buddhism for contemporary times? Come learn about the non-monastic Jodo Shinshu sect and Ekoji Buddhist Temple’s services and other offerings in the northern VA area.
  • Globalize DC
    Visit DC’s JAPANESE PLUS students to enjoy fun educational activities for elementary-age children, quilt-making, and sale of our new “Japan in DC” guidebook.
  • Ishida Bonsai
    Come see our variety of bonsai available for anyone interested in the aesthetic and care of miniature trees. Our plants include those suitable for both experienced and beginner plant owners.
  • Japanese Akita Club of America
    Japanese Akita Club of America, Inc. (JACA) is to preserve the purity of the Japanese Akita and to educate the public about the breed.
  • Japanese Americans’ Care Fund
    Come enjoy a Japanese cooking demonstration – sponsored by San-J Soy Sauce. We also offer Japanese household items and used books for sale to support our activities.
  • Japanese Christian Community Center in Washington
    Japanese Kimono Dressing and Japanese Challigraphy by JCCCW.
  • Japan Railroad Modelers of Washington DC 
    JRM’s model trains sets depict stylized railway scenes from Japan.
  • JUMP – Japan US Military Program
    The Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have serviced in Japan.
  • Japan Bowl Tent
    Come to start learning the Japanese language or practice it, along with calligraphy and much more! Sponsored by the JCAW Foundation.
  • National Go Center
    Learn about the game of Go, its history and culture from National Go Center volunteers.
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival
    Come browse our three locations for a wide selection of Official National Cherry Blossom Festival merchandise.
  • NCSS 2020 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.
  • Nishiura Style
    Master Nishiura demonstrates inspirational Zen Calligraphy. He will create a message of your choice for you to take with you that wishes you happiness and prosperity.
  • Okinawa Prefecture
    We can demonstrate how to make origami and calligraphy also let peoples try their own.
  • Ozaki Art
    We demonstrate how to make origamis and share & introduce Japanese culture and tradition through our craft.
  • Powpaper
    Marvel at our hand cut 3D paper art in shadow box frames.
  • Sakura Science
    Sakura Science demonstrations will include: 1. The exploration of the micro world using a table-top electronmicroscope. 2. Learning about mice cellular imagery and cellular organization by using a tabletop microscope. 3. Playing with a puzzle to identify specific cells of tissues and organs. 4. Sheet Medium (The Two-Dimensional Communication System Sheet Medium Communication System is an equipment with which you can get Internet access and also power supply by just putting your devices on it. With the panels and a trial product sample, we will explain the merit of 2D communication system and possible applications of it. 5. Science and technology puzzle games for children. 6. Paper craft on marine science. 7. Presentation other related activities of participants’ programs.
  • Sogetsu Ikebana
    Please join us for an unique experience of espressing yourself through arranging flowers. The instructor with 50 years of experience will demonstrate and offer trial lessons for you to try!
  • Table for Two USA
    TABLE FOR TWO USA promotes healthy eating through “Wa-Shokuiku (和食育) -Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!-“! You can learn healthy and oishii Japanese food culture at our booth.
  • The Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, JHU SAIS
    Test your knowledge of East Asia! Representing Johns Hopkins SAIS’s Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, be ready to learn!
  • The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
    Come learn about our Japan programs, including a unique opportunity for U.S. federal employees to live and work in Tokyo!
  • 2 Bros and a Bard
    Nerd inspired handcrafted wood and bronze art with a focus on exotic wood chopsticks.
  • Washington Japanese Heritage (Keisho) Center
    Have fun making traditional Japanese crafts and playing games with Keisho Center students, parents, and teachers. While at our booth, please chat with us about our unique culture and language programs.
  • Washington Japanese Language School (WJLS)
    Washington Japanese Language School was founded in 1958, the oldest Japanese government supported “Hoshu-Ko" in the world. We’d love to present what we’ve learned in our school with people in America.
  • Washington DC Inishie Karuta Club
    We show Kyogi Karuta demonstration and exhibit-related books and antique cards. Visitors can try beginners games.
  • Washington DC Shogi Club
    Washington DC Shogi Club playing Japanese Chess