D.C. pays homage to the country of Japan every spring when its cherry trees burst into bloom. After all, the trees were a gift from Japan. However, the Japan-America Society of Washington knows that this far-off country is more than just cherry trees, which is why they host the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival every spring.
On Saturday, April 13th, the cultural festival returns to Pennsylvania Avenue from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Over the course of the day, you can catch live music, dance, and demonstrations across the four main stages. You can also devour Japanese cuisines, such as sushi and teriyaki. Check out the cultural exhibits to learn more about the nation of Japan and its people, and bring kids along to enjoy the Children’s Corner. Tickets start at $10.