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.

2024 Participants

Bonsai Operations

Tropical Bonsai trees and goods available. Start a new hobby or add to your Bonsai collection!


International Student Conferences

Learn about the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC), which started in 1934 and is a university student-led exchange between the United States and Japan. JASC is the oldest of International Student Conferences’ three country-specific programs. Come and try your hand at traditional Japanese games, too!

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Japan Rail Modelers of Washington DC

JRM is an informal club of local train modelers that focuses on modeling Japanese rail systems – come see our modular N-scale train layout featuring Japanese scenes!



Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP)

Learn about the U.S.-Japan alliance and how activities like the Japan U.S. Military program (JUMP) strengthen our friendship with Japan.

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Japanese Americans’ Care Fund

Visit our booth to find used books, manga, kimono, art, rare Japanese items and more. SUNDAY ONLY.

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Japanese Doll & Craft 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!

JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program

Want to live and work in Japan in 2025? Visit our booth to learn how with JET Program USA!

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Jme is an all-inclusive Japanese video streaming service, providing 3 TV channels and VOD library with a diverse range of programs.

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Matcha Cafe Maiko Tysons A&C

If you are looking for a healthier, fresh, and authentic Matcha taste, please come by and try a Matcha Cafe Maiko tea or dessert.


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 Cherry Blossom Festival

Official 2024 National Cherry Blossom Festival Merchandise. T-shirts, sweatshirts, collective items, accessories and more!

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National Conference of State Societies (NCSS)

Meet the NCSS Cherry Blossom Princesses.

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National Go Center

Learn the ancient game of Go from National Go Center volunteers.

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Nut n Better

We will roast almonds on-site. Yummy!



Evoking the Sweetest Memories with the Koyo Berry. SATURDAY ONLY.

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Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies

Come play traditional Japanese games and learn about professional and academic opportunities!

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ROYCE’ Chocolate

Come try pre-packaged confections from Hokkaido, Japan! Our menu will include a selection of our Nama Chocolates, Pure Chocolates, Potatochip Chocolate, Chocolate Bars, and other confections.

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Study Japanese in Arlington (SJA)

Join us to experience Origami, Matcha Tea, Japanese conversation, Kendama, and a fun game!!

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Have fun with #EdamameChamp chopsticks challenge and support our mission of teaching healthy eating to more children! SUNDAY ONLY.

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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.

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Washington DC Inishie Karuta Club

Experience the captivating world of Kyogi Karuta, a competitive Japanese card game steeped in tradition. Watch a demonstration, see vintage cards, or try your hand at a game!

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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.

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WISH – Season 3

Join us on Sunday for Season 3 of the WISH talent competition, live and on the J-Pop Stage at the Sakura Matsuri! Many have applied, some have passed the first round, and we’re down to the finalists! Be a part of a live audience and cheer the participants on as they compete in front of a panel of judges for the chance to win tickets to Japan and meetings with talent agencies. Think “America’s Got Talent” with a Japanese flair. Included as a part of the filming will be performances from Kikio, TAEKO and DA PUMP! Join us Sunday to experience the magic of these performances!

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Yama the Fire Truck

Meet Yama, a preserved 1993 Daihatsu Hijet retired fire engine from Katsuyama City, Japan!

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For a full list of vendors, exhibitors, participants, and performances, please download our Guidebook app!