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First held in 1961 as a small members-only event, the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival is now the largest exhibition of Japanese culture in the United States.

The Sakura Matsuri is held each spring as the grand finale of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and regularly attracts over 40,000 visitors in one day.  In 2022, the Matsuri will become a two-day celebration for its 60th Anniversary.

Since 2018, the Sakura Matsuri has been held on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between 3rd to 7th Streets on the same day of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Every year, over 100 vendors and performers participate in the festival and share their love of Japanese culture, performance, and food with attendees.


2022 Exhibitor/Volunteer applications are now open!

Click on the buttons below to apply for a space at the Sakura Matsuri 60th Anniversary celebration in 2022. If you need a PDF application, please contact sakuramatsuri@jaswdc.org

Important Information

  1. Early bird pricing is for applications made on/before December 31, 2021.
  2. No payment required with application, payment upon acceptance.
Become a Sponsor
Sponsor Sakura Matsuri – Japanese street festival in 2022 and be seen by an audience of over 40,000 Japan-interested attendees.

Click the button below to learn more about sponsorship options in 2022.

For more information, contact Ryan Shaffer at rshaffer@jaswdc.org