Cherry Blossom Royal Buds of Promise Program

Cherry Blossom Royal Buds of Promise Program We are inaugurating our Cherry Blossom Royal Buds of Promise Program.  The program is open to girls ages 1 to 4. Our Cherry Blossom Royal Buds will participate in the Cherry Queen’s Storytime & Royal Cherry Blossom Tea Party, be individually introduced, and receive a crown from the… Read More »

The Junior Cherry Blossom Princess Program

The Junior Cherry Blossom Princess Program is a cultural program and celebration for young girls ages 5 to 15 years old held each year in Washington, DC during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The 2023 Program will commence with the Sashing event on Saturday April 6, 2024 at 2:00 PM.  Other events for Jr. Princesses include… Read More »

Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting Ceremony - Join NCSS and the National Park Service for the traditional lighting of the Japanese Stone Lantern, located amidst the cherry blossom trees (map located here). The Lantern is approximately 375 years old and weighs over 4,000 lbs and given as a gift by Japan in 1954.  Musical Prelude starts at… Read More »

Congressional Reception

Congressional Reception - An annual event since the 1950s, the Congressional Reception draws numerous members of Congress and foreign diplomats, who escort Cherry Blossom Princesses representing their respective states, territories, or embassies.  ​ This event is by invitation only for State Society Members and Delegate Families.

NCSS States & Territories Celebration Gala

Join top officials and diplomatic leaders for one of our nation's most beloved spring traditions – the Official NCSS States & Territories Celebration Gala!   Enjoy fabulous food created by the Capital Hilton's amazing Chef and his team, fresh sushi prepared by the Sushi Chefs of Washington, along with hot food stations, delicious desserts, and an… Read More »

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

The newly-crowned US Cherry Blossom Queen and her Japanese counterpart make their first public appearance during the National Cherry Blossom Parade presented by Events DC

Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival

The Japan-America Society of Washington DC presents the annual Japanese Street Festival, a vibrant afternoon featuring Japanese food, merchandise, arts and culture.

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