Washington, DC

March 20 - April 16, 2017

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A Touch of Japan, Tea, Fans and Fun

Offer visitors outside of the DC area to discover the western edge of Fairfax County in Virginia.

Fleeting Grace: Teachings of Cherry Blossoms

Time: 11AM-9PM Location: 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA (map) Cost: FREE; No advance ticketing required. Studio galleries will exhibit artwork related to the Teachings of Cherry Blossoms. Glass artists will give demonstrations on how to create cherry blossoms with multiple techniques. Hula dance performances.

Madame Butterfly Tea

A lecture about Puccini's beloved opera Madame Butterfly followed by a Japanese-themed afternoon tea.

Touch of Japan: Tea samples, Fans and Fun!

Visitors can learn about early Japanese-American history and view a small exhibit. Taste 3 kinds of green tea and enjoy a sample of sweets. Make your own fan and tour the historic house that was built in 1794 by Richard Bland Lee.

Rosè Romp

The Willard hotel will partner with Chateau D”Esclans winery, France’s most prominent Rose wine house, to bring forth a daytime wine social.

Street Dance Workshop with EL Squad (for ages 16+)

World renowned Japanese street dance crew EL Squad will teach a hip hop workshop, open to the public before their weekend performances.

EL Squad in Concert

The Japan Foundation, The Japan information and culture center, Embassy of Japan, and Joy of Motion co-present EL Squad, a revolutionary street dance team from Japan.

National Japan Bowl® – National Japanese Language & Culture Competition for High School Students

Japanese language competition for high school students in the U.S.

50th Annual Cherry Blossom Rugby Tournament

The Washington Rugby Football Club is proud to once again host the Cherry Blossom Rugby Tournament.

Exhibition on Japanese Kōgei – Metalwork, Ceramics, Glass & Lacquerware

An exhibition of over 40 metal works and ceramics followed by a lecture and tea ceremony