The cherry blossoms are at full peak today, and we love that people are flocking to DC to gape at a bunch of trees. We are busy packing for next Saturday's 53rd annual Sakura Matsuri street festival in downtown Washington DC! The family-friendly festival features an exciting spectrum of Japanese culture, music, dance, martial arts, visual arts and food, including green tea ice cream. Just a to mention a few things to see and do: taiko drumming, kimono fashion show, calligraphy, learn Japanese booth, origami, Sodoku, Go games, tea, bonsai, manga, all things kawaii, green tea ice cream, Pokemon, anime, Harajuku girls, Domo-Kun, and the list goes on. Taste of Japan will host 25 different Japanese and Asian food vendors, green tea ice cream, plus two Kirin beer gardens and a sake tasting station. If you are Japanophiles like we are, then don't miss it! Come and visit us Saturday April 13th from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm we will be bringing gutsy plush -- including new plush organ friends Heart of Gold, Tooth and Eyeball -- and t-shirts for sale, we hope to see you there, should be a gorgeous day! Did I mention the green tea ice cream?
As we get ready to exhibit at DC's Sakura Matsuri celebration of all things Japan, cherry blossom and springtime, we thought we'd put together a handy list of some of our favorite organs in Japanese! Click on the above image for a printable copy. Tanoshinde manabu! Stop by America's largest Japanese street festival Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10am-6pm, we will be there!