JAPAN-AMERICA SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON, INC. 202-833-2210 info@jaswdc.org

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
  • Alicia’s Anime
    Licensed Anime & Video Game shirts and accessories for all of your nerdy needs!
  • Anime Gift
    we sell all kinds of anime plushies, key chains and figures (as of Jan 11, 2019), Umbrellas, anime merchandise, traditional arts and crafts. (as of 2018)
  • Collectors Anime LLC
    Local vendor specializing in anime Blu-Rays/DVDs, figures and import merchandise direct from Japan, including event exclusives
  • DC Kawaii Style
    We are making a splash as the DC area’s only organization dedicated to Harajuku street fashion and kawaii (cute) culture. The community helps engage others who want to know more about kawaii and how we use it for empowerment in everyday life. Stop by for a quick dose of cuteness, some photo kira kira fun with our comm, and a sample workshop or two! ^.^
  • HKT Import Toys
    Direct importers of Japanese toys and collectibles. Wholesale and retail available
  • Holy Cow Anime
    Holy cow anime specializes in rare and vintage Japanese anime products. From series, such as, Yu Yu Hakusho, Trigun, and Sailormoon. Holy Cow Anime, where it’s cool to be old school.
  • IT Cosplay
    Japan Imports – Trading Firgures, Plushies, Keychains, Cosplay & t-shirts etc.
  • 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!
  • Kawaii Gifts
    Japanese cute character and fancy goods from brands like Rilakkuma, Sentimental Circus, Hello Kitty, Gudetama, Aggretsuko, Alpacasso, and more!
  • Kyoshiki
    A fashion indie brand from Maryland. We offer variety of lifestyle apparel inspired by Japanese pop-culture.
  • The Monostache
    A shop filled with handmade fun and quirky apparel, inspired by Japanese culture and animation. You can find jewelry, buttons, purselets using fabrics hand designed or purchased in Japan, and yukata accessories.
  • Lunar to store
    Lunar toy store is a collectible toy store that bring you the latest and greatest anime figures and toys from japan.
  • Maneki Geiko
    the Sakura (earrings) are back! Formerly Zen Soup Cafe, we welcome you to discover delightful geisha inspired wearables. Featuring traditional designs with a modern twist.
  • Mintandapple
    a small company run by two Japanese culture and fashion loving geeks who want to bring the cuteness of Japanese fashion to a mainstream American audience through their own original artwork and designs. They are inspired by their trips to japan, their love for cute charecter goods and and the Japanese culture aesthetic.
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival
    Come browse our three locations for a wide selection of Official National Cherry Blossom Festival merchandise
  • Otakon
    Come learn about the largest anime convention in the area and their plans for this year.
  • Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
    Posters, Brochures, video playing from a computer, table cloth, pop-up banner, table-top banner, novelty items such pens.
  • SigToys
    Import toys, action figures, collectibles, model kits and cosplay merchandise
  • Stuffed Sushi
    the home of handmade hugable, deliciously adorable sushi roll and riceball plushies and other kawaii creations!
  • Temple University – Japan Campus
    TUJ, the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan, offers comprehensive programs in English for students to earn American degrees in Tokyo. (2018)