The largest celebration of Japanese culture in the United States returns as a two-day festival to celebrate its 60th Anniversary on April 9-10, 2022.

Stretching from 3rd to 7th streets NW on Pennsylvania Ave at the base of Capitol Hill, the festival will feature over 24 hours of Japanese cultural performances, authentic Japanese food and beverages, handmade Japanese crafts, and so much more.

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Japan-America Society of Washington DC’s Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival, along with our National Japan Bowl Japanese Language Competition, celebrate the cherry trees that Japan gifted to the United States over 110 years ago, and which have come to define springtime in the Nation’s Capitol. We are proud to join this cooperative effort alongside the Embassy of Japan, the Government of the District of Columbia, the National Park Service, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., National Conference of State Societies, and many other dedicated partner organisations.  The Sakura Matsuri is proud to participate in the National Cherry Blossom Festival as a Premier Event.

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