Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC

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    Photos of the Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC

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    Japanese Street Festival. © Japan America Society

    The Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC is a lively celebration of Japanese culture and part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The following photos will give you a glimpse of the annual event.

    For information about attending the event, see Sakura Matsuri - Japanese Street Festival.

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    Children in Japanese Komonos

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    Children in Japanese Komonos. © Japan America Society
    The Sakura Matsuri is the biggest Japanese street party in the nation. Visitors enjoy live entertainment, Japanese cuisine, and a Japanese Marketplace. The annual Washington, DC event is sponsored by the Japan America Society and many families participate dressed in authentic attire.
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    Japanese Entertainers

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    The Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC is a lively annual event with a variety of entertainment.
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    Origami

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    Children enjoy hands-on activities such as learning to make origami at the Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC
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    Calligraphy

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    Festival attendees can try their hand at calligraphy.
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    Japanese Performers

    Japanese Performers. Photo © Miller Taylor
    Festivalgoers enjoy a wide range of Japanese performances.
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    J Popland

    J Popland. Photo © Miller Taylor
    The Japanese Street Festival is a great opportunity to learn about Japanese culture while enjoying live entertainment.
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    Japanese Drummers

    Japanese Drummers. Photo © Miller Taylor
    Japanese Drummers entertain the crowd at the Sakura Matsuri in Washington DC.
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    Japanese Martial Arts

    Japanese Martial Arts. Photo © Miller Taylor
    A group demonstrates Japanese martial arts during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC.
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    Japanese Fencing

    Japanese Fencing. Photo © Miller Taylor
    The Japanese Street Festival in Washington DC includes a variety of entertainment and demonstrations.
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    Japanese American Society

    Japanese American Society. Photo © Miller Taylor
    The Japanese American Society provides many wonderful performances during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
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    Cherry Blossom Headwear

    Photo © Miller Taylor
    Many Japanese wear traditional dress during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The cherry blossoms are a beautiful symbol of America's friendship with Japan.
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    Japanese Dance

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    The cultural performances are fun to watch during the Japanese street festival.
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    Japanese Drummers

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    The entertainment at Sakuri Matsuri shows off the best of Japanese culture.
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    Street Scene with U.S. Capitol

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    The Japanese Street Festival stretches six blocks in the heart of Washington, DC. Read more about the Sakura Matsuri - Japanese Street Festival