The Sakura Matsuri’s Arts and Culture section of the festival gives attendees a chance to enjoy interactive cultural activities and learn about the cultural impact of Japan in the United States.
Asian Liaison Unit
Come learn about the Asian Liaison Unit of the Washington DC Metropolitan Police
The Redux Group offers Japanese trivia and games with prizes!
Come learn about our Japan-related programs for DC teens, engage in our community quilt-making project, and bring the little ones for fun educational activities.
International Student Conferences
Learn about the Japan-America Student Conference, a summer academic and cultural exchange program organized by university students.
Japanese American’s Care Fund
Visit our booth to find used books, manga, kimono, art, rare Japanese items and more. Saturday only.
Japanese Dollmaking School
Come learn about the art of handmade Japanese dolls, local classes for learning this skill, and the opportunity to purchase a handmade doll for yourself!
Japan Rail Modelers of Washington DC
JRM is an informal group of local train modelers focusing on modeling Japanese rail systems – come see our train display! Sunday only.
JET Program/ JETAADC
Come learn about JET and how you could teach English in Japan, and talk with former JET participants to learn about their experiences.
Millennial Global Youth
Come join FASCA DC for an enchanting Sakura Festival filled with calligraphy, hot spring games, baseball, chess and go, same-name train station games, snack surprises, and more!
National Go Center
Learn about the Game of Go, its 3,000-year tradition and why it is the most modern of games.
Nut n Better
Nut N Better – the Cinnamon roasted nut people!
Planet Cotton (for NCBF Merchandise)
Official 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival Merchandise. T-shirts, sweatshirts, collective items, accessories and more!
Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
Test your knowledge of East Asia! Representing Johns Hopkins SAIS’s Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, be ready to learn!
We are selling our signature Nama Chocolate selections with our other Japanese-made confections, such as Potatochip Chocolates and Chocolate Bars. We will also sell some of our seasonal Sakura-flavored selections, such as our bestselling Nama Chocolate, “Sakura Fromage.”
Study Japanese in Arlington
Come learn about Japan with our Japanese language and cultural mini-workshops
Table for Two USA
Join #EdamameChamp! Have fun with Chopsticks Challenges, learn about soy and support our mission of teaching healthy eating to more children! Sunday only.
Temple University Japan Campus
Earn your American degree in Tokyo at Temple University, Japan Campus.
The Maureen & Mike Mansfield Foundation
Learn how we’re connecting people to advance mutual interests, including our flagship fellowship program with Japan for U.S. federal employees
The National Conference of State Societies (NCSS)
Meet NCSS Cherry Blossom Princess Program in 2023 dedicated to “Aspiring Leadership and Empowering Young Women”
Waseda University – Japan’s #1 private university – offers degree and non-degree English-based programs. Come say “Konnichiwa” and find out more!
Washington DC Inishie Karuta Club
Learn about karuta, a Japanese card game using ancient poems
Washington Japanese Heritage Center (Keisho Center)
Join Keisho Center for traditional Japanese games and crafts and stay to chat about our unique culture and language programs. Saturday only.
Yomie’s Rice X Yogurt
Delicious treats such as: mochi donuts – assorted flavors such as chocolate, matcha, passionfruit, strawberry, churro, funnel cake, and Oreo. Try them with one of our yogurt drinks: mango, strawberry, passionfruit, matcha red bean, or passionfruit green tea yogurt. Also serving grape green tea and Yomie’s purple rice yogurt.