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さくら祭りには、日本のみならず世界中からパフォーマーが集まり、ANA‘s Capitol Stage, the Sakura Stage, and our J-POP Stageにて、合計30時間以上のダンスや演奏を繰り広げます。また、Martial Arts Stageでの200名以上の武道家による迫力ある技もお楽しみください。

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伝統的な音楽の演奏のために日本から太鼓をもってきたよ!ーさくらちゃん
日本からのゲストパフォーマー
キウイとパパイヤ、マンゴーズ
四畳半で世界一周!これぞ下町レア・グルーヴ!箏&唄の森川浩恵をフロントに、都内の様々な音楽シーンの第一線で活躍するメンバーが集結。城北・板橋を本拠地に、他に類を見ない日系楽団として近年は海を越え国外各地に出張しつつマイペースに活動中。2013年はリスボンにてポルトガル史上初となる生演奏による盆踊り大会(市公式)を敢行。ヨーロッパ、アフリカ、アジア各国でもフェス・メディア出演多数。また、国内外の映画・教育TV番組・CMなどにも廣瀬による楽曲提供。
Ka-Na(植村花菜)
「トイレの神様」でお馴染みの植村花菜が今年、さくらまつりに出演いたします! 植村花菜は8歳の時、映画『サウンド・オブ・ミュージック』を見て、その世界観に感銘を受け、歌手になることを決意し、作詞・作曲を始めました。2005年のメジャーデビューの後、2010年にリリースしたミニアルバム『わたしのかけらたち』に収録された「トイレの神様」が各方面で驚異的な反響を呼びました。「トイレの神様」は自身の亡き祖母について歌った曲で、ドラマ化、小説・絵本化もされ、社会現象となりました。2014年に結婚後、2015年に第一子を出産し、母親となった今、また新境地を拓きながら、音楽の道をひたすら歩み続けています。 今年のさくらまつりでも透明感溢れる歌声と親しみのあるキャラクターで、皆さんを魅了いたします。
Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group
多摩川大学ダンス・太鼓グループ
今年も、桜祭りに玉川大学のダンス・太鼓グループの皆さんがやってきます!日本でもトップレベルの生徒による、素晴らしい太鼓のパフォーマンスや伝統的舞踊をご堪能ください。
Samurai Sword Soul
Samurai Sword Soulは、ニューヨークで唯一日本刀のショーを行うシアターカンパニーです。SSSは武士道を広め、侍やTATEをより多くの人に知ってもらう活動をしています。私たちは、侍の魂が観客の皆さまに伝わると信じています。侍は、義・勇・仁・礼・誠・名誉・忠実のこころを大事にしています。
D.A.K "Awa Odori Dancers"
D.A.K.は2017年、阿波踊りを楽しむメンバーで結成された「阿波踊りエンターテイメントグループ」です。徳島県の伝統的な阿波踊りに現代的な音楽やダンスを積極的に取り入れ、「楽しい阿波踊り」を目指し、日本・台湾・韓国・米国(2018年さくら祭り)でライブを行いました。
TOSHI
Toshihiko “TOSHI” Nakazawa is a Japanese dancer based in New York. He’s won first place at AMATEUR NIGHT at the Apollo Theater, and also appeared “So You Think You Can Dance.” and is currently performing with Broadway theater/bus tour “The Ride.” His DC performance is sponsored by Embassy of Japan in collaboration with Kurashiki City. Don't miss his outfit sponsored by BLUE SAKURA.
マーシャルアーツ
  • Aikido of Arlington
    Demonstration of a variety of techniques, from both taijitsu (no weapons) or budo, with tanto, joken. Will also demonstrate techniques to gain control in a situation where attacked.
  • Capital Area Jodokai
    Group practicing Shindo Muso Ryu in Alexandria, VA. Demonstration of self-defense techniques with a walking stick, sword, jutte (truncheon), and kusarigama (sickle and chain).
  • Capital Katori

    Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu is a Japanese sword discipline used to develop awareness of oneself and one's opponent(s) in space. Come see how this awareness is demonstrated with the sword moving at changing velocities, escalating pressures, and shifting strategies.

  • Hobyokai / Hobyokan Classical Japanese Martial Arts

    Demonstration of classical swordsmanship and a variety of other weapons systems created by the Samurai during the 16th and 17th centuries.

  • JTR Jujitsu

    Our demonstration will include to include self-defense techniques, partner sparring and a weapons demonstration – highlighting both our children’s and adult programs of self- defense.-

  • Kenkonkai: Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship

    Come and appreciate a demonstration of Japanese sword kata and cutting from Nakamura Ryu Batto-o and Mugai Ryu Iaihyo-do. Proud to be a part of the Capital Area Budokai and Jodokai.

  • Kyudo – Japanese Ceremonial Archery

    Enjoy continuous demonstrations and discussions of this non-competitive, non-combative martial art that trains the student to calm the mind and balance the body.

  • Northern Virginia Isshinryu Karate Club / I shin ryu kara te do

    A comprehensive fitness and self-defense program. Its purpose is to provide qualified instruction in Karate, self-defense and the principles of traditional martial arts through training in Okinawan Isshinryu Karate.

  • Northern Virginia Kendokai

    Kendo is the Japanese form of fencing with roots in the sword arts of ancient Japan. It disciplines the human character through the application of the principles of the sword.

  • Traditional Karate Uechi Ryu

    Okinawa is “Birthplace of Karate. Futenma Shubukan is World Headquarters (Honbu Dojo) and Soke (family root) for Uechi-Ryu Karate-Do.

  • Yamajiro Dojo

    A traditional Japanese martial arts school blended with modern fighting systems. Styles taught are jujutsu, ninjutsu, karate, aikijutsu. Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and a plethora of different weapons.

パフォーミングアーツ
  • Anime USA Cosplay Fashion Show

    Anime USA brings many of the DC area’s top cosplayers to the J-POP Stage to show off their cosplays for you and teach about cosplay culture. Anime USA is an anime convention taking place in Washington DC’s in the fall.

  • CheeRing School Japan, and Capitol Movement Inc, DC.

    Come see the electric combination of CheeRing Japan and Capitol Movement DC. DC natives and Japanese children who have traveled here to perform combine for a can’t- miss performance!

  • Fox Mill Elementary Japanese Immersion Students

    Students from the Fox Mill Elementary School Japanese immersion program will perform a variety of traditional and modern songs.

  • Great Falls Elementary Japanese Immersion Students

    Students enrolled in the Great Falls Elementary School Japanese Immersion Program will perform several Japanese songs.

  • Japanese Culture Club at SUNY Geneseo

    We will be performing a traditional fisherman dance called ‘Nanchu Soran Bushi.’

  • JBE Band

    Our band members consist of employees at the Chamber of Commerce and at the Embassy of Japan.

  • Keisho Center Children’s Choir

    Washington Japanese Heritage Center (Keisho Center) will sing traditional and modern songs of Japan to celebrate the sharing of Japanese culture in Washington, DC.

  • KuroPOP

    An all-girl cover group from New York. Join them as they bridge the gap between cultures with music and dance!

  • Lotus VerryLotus Verry is a New York-based Fusion rock/pop band formed in 2015. They were inspired by wide styles and generation of music such as Rock, Jazz, Country, Funk, Pops, Classical, Blues, Latin, and Electronica.
  • LUST

    High-spirited, raw-energy, modern Japanese-Rock trio!

  • Miyako Taiko from The Mark H Taiko School

    Miyako Taiko is a community taiko group affiliated with Mark H Taiko that performs their own dynamic version of contemporary American taiko.

  • NCSS 2019 Cherry Blossom Queens and Princesses

    Come meet the Japanese Cherry Blossom Queen, American Cherry Blossom Queen and the 2019 Cherry Blossom Princesses from the states, territories, and international embassies and enjoy their trivia contest!

  • Nen Daiko

    Enjoy the performance of a mix of traditional festival songs as well as more contemporary compositions that use taiko, fue (bamboo flute), and other narimono (percussion instruments).

  • New York Taiko Aiko Kai (NYTAK)

    We are one of the Taiko groups in residence as part of the TC Taiko Society at Teachers College, Columbia University and New York Suwa Taiko Association. We perform both traditional &contemporary style of taiko.

  • Okinawa Cultural Performance

    This group brings the essence of rich Okinawa/Ryukyu culture to the stage. Join our presentation and enjoy a collaboration of traditional court dance, music, eisa dance, and karate.

  • Okinawan Taiko Drummers of Wisconsin

    The Okinawan Taiko Drummers of Wisconsin, along with Chin Daiko, Anaguma Eisa, and Rockville Ryukyu Taiko of Maryland, perform drum- dances that originate in Okinawa, Japan.

  • Rie Tamuro

    Tamuro Rie is 25 years old singer-songwriter from Nara. She plays guitar and sings original songs.

  • Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci & Tech

    High school students will perform an artistic form of calligraphy on a giant piece of paper with dance and music

  • University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) – Soran Bushi Squad

    University of Maryland’s Japanese American Student Association’s Soran Bushi squad has been active for over 7 years performing the dance multiple times each spring.

  • WJLS Fab Chorus Plus Koto

    Japanese Traditional Music

  • Yamada Ryubu Kenkyujo (Okinawan Dance and Music)

    Classical Okinawan Koto performance; members also play other instruments (sanshin, taiko) and dance Traditional Ryukyuan dance

  • Yosakoi Dance Project – 10tecomai

    10Tecomai’s styles of dance are known as “Yosakoi" which originated in the Kochi prefecture of Japan. Its positive, uplifting, high-energy movements are the defining qualities of Yosakoi dance.

  • Ai’s Sakura Band

    Ai Yamashita from Japan, a pianist, composer, and arranger is leading her special band “Ai’s Sakura Band.” They will perform Ai’s original compositions and arrangements related to Sakura and Japan.

  • 日本習字教育財団
     

    創立者原田観峰の提唱した「正しい美しい愛の習字」を基本理念とする書道教育並びに書道文化の振興を図るとともに、国際交流を促進し、もって日本文化の伝承・発展に寄与することを目的としています。