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.
Children in Japanese Komonos
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.
The Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC is a lively annual event with a variety of entertainment.
Children enjoy hands-on activities such as learning to make origami at the Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC
The Japanese Street Festival is a great opportunity to learn about Japanese culture while enjoying live entertainment.
Japanese Drummers entertain the crowd at the Sakura Matsuri in Washington DC.
Japanese Martial Arts
A group demonstrates Japanese martial arts during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC.
The Japanese Street Festival in Washington DC includes a variety of entertainment and demonstrations.
Japanese American Society
The Japanese American Society provides many wonderful performances during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Cherry Blossom Headwear
Many Japanese wear traditional dress during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The cherry blossoms are a beautiful symbol of America's friendship with Japan.
The cultural performances are fun to watch during the Japanese street festival.
The entertainment at Sakuri Matsuri shows off the best of Japanese culture.
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