Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) 2012

Update: Lam is heading there early to catch the cherry blossom parade.  If anyone wants to join me, please let me know.  Otherwise, I'll see everyone at one of the entrances around 11:30am.  See you all there.

 The Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival is a major event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. It is the biggest Japanese street party in the nation. The festival stretches six blocks and includes Japanese performances on three stages and over 200 martial artists demonstrating their skills throughout the day. Other participants include 25 Japanese and Asian restaurants, 30 interactive cultural exhibits and 35 vendors selling Japanese products.

$5 Admission 

April 14, 2012. The street festival begins immediately following the Parade of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m

 

 

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    A former member

    I had a great time!

    April 15, 2012

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    A former member

    I have to give Joe credit, hosting multiple groups is a tough thing to do. Since everyone was coming in at different times, it was difficult finding a meeting spot for everyone to meet. It also got crowded really fast. I was surprised on how many people was there. It felt like we were at a crowded night club but in the day time. The festival was nice, food and gifts were over overpriced but the entrance fee was cheap. I did buy myself a yukata to add to my strange outfits to were. And the people that I did meet, were really cool about enjoying themselves. I didn't have to hold their hands much. I enjoyed it, I hope they enjoyed it too.

    April 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I came in later so I missed everyone, but the street fair was fun.

    April 14, 2012

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    Viet Duke
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    Chinese Prince/CAPAL-MEISTER
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