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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.

Applications

2023 Exhibitor/Volunteer applications will open on November 1, 2022.

For more information, please contact sakuramatsuri@jaswdc.org

Become a Sponsor
Sponsor Sakura Matsuri – Japanese street festival in 2023 and be seen by an audience of over 40,000 Japan-interested attendees.

Click the button below to learn more about sponsorship options in 2023.

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

Japan-America Society of Washington DC info@jaswdc.org 202-833-2210
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