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.

2023 Participants

Asian Liaison Unit

Come learn about the Asian Liaison Unit of the Washington DC Metropolitan Police

EXP Realty

The Redux Group offers Japanese trivia and games with prizes!

Globalize DC

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.


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!

Royce Chocolate

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 USA

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.