This year the Sakura Matsuri’s Street Festival was held on Saturday, April 12, centered on Pennsylvania Ave. NW and stretching from 9th to 14th Streets. It is a major part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and the largest Japanese street event in the U.S. This year, as in the past, JETAADC alumn volunteered in droves to help ensure a smooth and fun time.
Just walking around from booth to booth, I was able to spot former JETs in a variety of positions – from Japan America Society Executive Director Marc Hitzig to a number of section chairs and sub-chairs, to day-of volunteers like yours truly (check out some photos below).
The weather was perfect and attendees enjoyed themselves heartily (the beer gardens sold out this year!). Here’s to a successful festival!