The April 3rd, 2021 Sakura Matsuri – Virtual Community Gathering brings the energy of the annual street festival to your living room with a range of colorful Japanese performances and demonstrations.
View our Matsuri Stage lineup below and learn more about the performers.
Performers & Exhibitors
Aikido Shobukan Dojo
Aikido is a peaceful martial art. Aikido Shobukan Dojo will demonstrate how, through the study of Aikido, we become more grounded, flexible, and resilient, and develop leadership and self-awareness skills.
Ai's Sakura Band
Ai Yamashita, a pianist/composer from Japan, is leading her own J-Pop band “Ai’s Sakura Band”, which performs traditional both Japanese songs and J-Pop/cartoon songs!
CheeRing School from Japan x Capitol Movement U.S.A
CheeRing School in Japan and Capitol Movement in DC perform for you from across the world after coming together on the Matsuri stage for the past 5 years!
Chin Hamaya Daiko & Rockville Ryukyu Taiko
Chin Hamaya Daiko & Rockville Ryukyu Taiko perform and educate the DMV area about Okinawan eisa.
D.A.K 〜 Awaodori performance 〜
D.A.K is an group based in Tokyo, Japan. They perform modern and joyful dances that incorporate Awa Odori.
The Hōbyōkan is an organization whose members are devoted to training in several classical Japanese martial traditions.
Kanadete Sourou
Kanadete Sourou is a unique rock band blending tradition with modernity – their lyrics are inspired by Japanese folklore and traditional tales.
KuroPOP is an all African American J-pop and K-pop cover group who look forward to showing you their dance moves!
Mark H Taiko
Mark H Taiko presents a year of “locked down” taiko and the many facets of how that has looked.
National Bonsai & Penjing Museum
Enjoy this virtual tour of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum – hosted at the National Arboretum here in Washington, DC
National Philharmonic
The National Philharmonic at Strathmore shares with us their recording of Vivaldi’s Spring, the first of four movements in The Four Seasons composition.
Nen Daiko
Nen Daiko is a D.C.-based taiko group. We hope you enjoy their energetic taiko performance.
Rie Tamuro
Rie Tamuro is a NY-Based Japanese Singer Songwriter
Sake Brewers Association of North America
Learn about the beauty of sake brewing in a short video about the brewers in America crafting sake.
Yosakoi Dance Project – 10tecomai
Yosakoi Dance Project – 10tecomai strives to teach people across the world about the wonderful Japanese dance style of Yosakoi.

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