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Photos of the Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC
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.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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Children in Japanese KomonosThe 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.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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Japanese EntertainersThe Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC is a lively annual event with a variety of entertainment.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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OrigamiChildren enjoy hands-on activities such as learning to make origami at the Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DCContinue to 5 of 15 below.
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CalligraphyFestival attendees can try their hand at calligraphy.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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Japanese PerformersFestivalgoers enjoy a wide range of Japanese performances.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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J PoplandThe Japanese Street Festival is a great opportunity to learn about Japanese culture while enjoying live entertainment.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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Japanese DrummersJapanese Drummers entertain the crowd at the Sakura Matsuri in Washington DC.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Japanese Martial ArtsA group demonstrates Japanese martial arts during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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Japanese FencingThe Japanese Street Festival in Washington DC includes a variety of entertainment and demonstrations.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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Japanese American SocietyThe Japanese American Society provides many wonderful performances during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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Cherry Blossom HeadwearMany Japanese wear traditional dress during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The cherry blossoms are a beautiful symbol of America's friendship with Japan.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Japanese DanceThe cultural performances are fun to watch during the Japanese street festival.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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Japanese DrummersThe entertainment at Sakuri Matsuri shows off the best of Japanese culture.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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Street Scene with U.S. Capitol
The Japanese Street Festival stretches six blocks in the heart of Washington, DC. Read more about the Sakura Matsuri - Japanese Street Festival