Library of Congress

Japanese Culture Day

Japanese Culture Day provides an exciting opportunity for children, their families, and teachers to learn about Japanese culture through reading, writing, and craft-making with Japanese cultural and linguistic professionals. Activities include a demonstration of the Japanese harp, calligraphy, and tiara making with the cherry blossom princesses, in addition to our regular programs, such as the introduction of Japanese woodblock prints, Japanese storytelling, and origami, among others. The Japan-America Society of Washington DC will present Japan-In-A-Suitcase, a program introducing Japan and its culture.


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!