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Modern Japanese culture has helped introduce a new generation to Japan! Our Japan Now section of the festival 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!

Activities & Shops List

2017 Sakura Matsuri List:

2018 list will be available after March 1

  • 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!
  • Ukiyo-e Heroes
    Jed Henry created the internet-famous series, “Ukiyo-e Heroes". Come see your favorite anime and game characters, drawn in a medieval Japanese style.