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
    Video game and anime t-shirts, Hello Kitty bags and accessories and adorable kimmi dolls.
  • Anime Gift
    Umbrellas, anime merchandise, traditional arts and crafts.
  • Collectors Anime LLC
    Local vendor specializing in Anime Blu-Rays/DVDs, Figures, Weiss Schwarz Trading Card game, and import anime merchandise including exclusives straight from Japan!
  • Hikaru wo sagasu
    Everyone can unlock their inner light and sparkle! We have handmade accessories that are sure to fit anyone. From casual wear to formal kimono and any lolita coord!
  • HKT Import Toys
    Direct importers of Japanese toys and collectibles. Wholesale and retail available
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Kawaii Gifts
    A wide variety of ‘kawaii’ or cute characters and fancy goods from Japanese brands, like Rilakkuma, Sentimental Circus, Kutusita Nyanko, Mamegoma, etc.
  • Kyoshiki
    Custom garment and prints by Kyoshiki. Japanese pop culture inspired apparel, designs, prints, and fanart merchandise!
  • 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.
  • Otakon
    Come learn about the largest anime convention in the area and their plans for this year.
  • PluArt Studio
    Anime art posters, mousepads, canvases original comic
  • Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
    Posters, Brochures, video playing from a computer, table cloth, pop-up banner, table-top banner, novelty items such pens.
  • SigToys
    A wide selection of Japanese toys, figures, video game-related merchandise, plush toys & dolls. We also carry anime trading figures & jewelry.
  • Studio Kitsu
    Hande-made plush items, hats and other accessories.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • UNIQLO
    From Tokyo to Washington, D.C., UNIQLO Lifewear apparel is simple made better. Our variety of graphic t-shirts fearuring Japnese designs will help you commemorate your Sakura Matsuri experience
  • Zen Soup Cafe
    Serving up Japan inspired jewelery and accessories that make the mundane magical! Sakura blossoms, wearable kawaii goodies, and gorgeous kanzashi perfect for your charmed life.