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March 20 - April 15, 2018

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Enjoy Free Pop Up Performances!

Enjoy Free Pop Up Performances!

A special group of five talented performers have come together just for the National Cherry Blossom Festival to share their exquisite music with the city of DC, with the support of the Ryuji Ueno Foundation. The 6821 Quintet is cleverly named after the distance in miles from Tokyo to Washington, and their individual skills synchronized […]

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Family Day presented with the National Building Museum is this weekend!

Family Day presented with the National Building Museum is this weekend!

Stop by Family Day presented with the National Building Museum on Saturday, March 26th for a day full of family, festivities, and fun! Family Day is a child and family oriented event full of hands-on activities and games from 9AM – 5PM and includes folding origami, trying on tradition Japanese clothing, getting your picture drawn by Kawasaki’s […]

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Kimono fundraiser – kimono, gifts, jewelry, Art

Kimono fundraiser – kimono, gifts, jewelry, Art

Time: 12-4 PM Location: Pepco Edison Place Gallery – 702 8th street NW Washington DC 20078 (map) Description A sale of Vintage Japanese kimono, new cotton Japanese kimono and kimono inspired gifts plus a sale and book signing of “Kimono- Vanishing Tradition” by co-authors Paul MacLardy and Tena Turner. Proceeds benefits the National Cherry Blossom Festival […]

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Paint, Pasta & Philanthropy

Watch and interact with Shawn as he develops his canvas before your eyes. Have a cocktail or glass of wine at reduced Happy Hour prices or stay for a specially priced pasta dinner. The finished painting will then be auctioned, giving those present the opportunity to purchase an original work of art while making a donation to their charity of choice.

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A family opera “Hansel and Gretel”

A family opera “Hansel and Gretel”

Opera Pomme Rouge (OPR), which was founded 2 years ago by Anna Etsuko Tsuri, who is an internationally experienced opera stage director, will be presenting their own shorter English version (45mins) of the family opera “Hansel and Gretel” at 6pm on March 27, 2016 at the Millennium Stage, the Kennedy Center.

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GAMARJOBAT: A Shut Up (Silent) Comedy from Japan

GAMARJOBAT: A Shut Up (Silent) Comedy from Japan

Rock the silent comedy with two of the “100 Most Respected Japanese People in the World” according to Japanese-edition Newsweek magazine!

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Tsugaru Shamisen Dois “HAZUKI”

Tsugaru Shamisen Dois “HAZUKI”

Join the JICC at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage for the return of Ko Takahashi and Misao Habu as Tsugaru Shamisen Dois HAZUKI.

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Environmental Film Festival in the National’s Capital

Environmental Film Festival in the National’s Capital

Presented by the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and the National Archives, the film program highlighting U.S. national parks fits very well with the theme of the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival’s celebration of the centennial of the National Park Service.

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Sakura Taiko Fest: Japanese Drumming Performance

Sakura Taiko Fest: Japanese Drumming Performance

The Sakura Taiko Fest features Japanese drumming performances from several east coast US Taiko groups.

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Fleeting Grace: Teachings of Cherry Blossoms

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.

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