• Find Japan at Sakura Matsuri 2023
    Japan returns to the heart of DC on April 15-16, 2023, at the Japan-America Society of Washington DC’s (JASWDC) Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival. Washington, DC – Sakura Matsuri 2023 will feature over 24 hours of Japanese performances and cultural presentations, authentic Japanese food and beverages, handmade Japanese crafts, and more. The festival’s feature exhibit, Beyond Tokyo Pavilion: Regions of Japan, will introduce attendees to less-known areas of Japan and how best to travel to these regions. The Japan Smart Infrastructure Pavilion will showcase some of the cutting-edge Japanese technologies, products, and services that will help define the future infrastructure of American […]
  • Japan-America Society of Washington DC to Host 60th Anniversary of Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival, April 9-10, 2022
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Japan-America Society of Washington DC’s (JASWDC) Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival, the largest celebration of Japanese culture in the United States, returns this spring as an in-person celebration for its 60th Anniversary. The Matsuri will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, 2022. On its 60th anniversary, the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival moves from a one-day to a two-day festival for the first time in its history. This marks not only the importance of the United States-Japan relationship in our Nation’s Capitol, but also Japan’s special legacy in the District of Columbia […]
  • Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival Postponement
    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C. has decided to postpone the 2021 Sakura Matsuri- Japanese Street Festival. The decision to postpone the Street Festival is not related to other events currently scheduled as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. For updates on the National Cherry Blossom Festival visit http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Pennsylvania Ave. for the 60th anniversary of the festival in 2022.  In the meantime, we plan to host several community events and a virtual Sakura Speakers series over the coming months in celebration of D.C.’s cherry […]