Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Film Screening x Tasting: Ramen Heads

Director Koki Shigeno’s documentary portrait of ramen chef Osama Tomita is a foodie’s dream. Known as the King of Ramen, Tomita presides over Matsuda, where people eagerly travel from all over to try his famous broth. Film screening followed by free tasting by Ramen by Uzu.


What began with a gift in 1912 at the Tidal Basin is now a four-week extravaganza spanning Washington, DC, and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia. From exciting events to convenient hotels, delectable Cherry Picks restaurants, vibrant Art in Bloom installations, and a jaw-dropping City in Bloom to joyful Petal Porches, see the Washington, DC area as you can only see it once a year!

Explore the Festival's Roots

Travel to Japan is open once again, and we invite you experience and explore Japan firsthand. Learn more about the Festival partners who would love to help you plan your trip!