A Japanese-inspired event that brings the energy and excitement
surrounding its pop culture experiences to Washington, DC.
On Saturday, April 16, at 6:00 pm, Events DC presents Cherry Blast! Every spring this vibrant gathering proves a popular combination of Japanese sights, sounds and tastes, and this year, the event creatively spotlights all things related to anime, cosplay and gaming. This April, the fun launches in a new location –in the heart of downtown DC —at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.  The Japanese-inspired event brings the energy and excitement surrounding its pop cultural experiences to the Festival. At Carnegie Library, revelers can enjoy a range of activities from manga and gaming to electric drifting competitions. Attendees can also partake in creative cosplay contests and learn about the latest Japanese fashion trends – straight from the runway. And the opportunity to relish in mouth-watering Tokyo street food, sake tastings and sushi workshops are just a few of the experiences available.  As part of the programing Art Whino will curate a massive group art show featuring cherry blossom-inspired pieces as well as showcase the artwork of Roger Snider.

Saturday, April 16th, from 6pm - 2am
Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square
801 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
This is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased HERE

Sushi & Sake Workshops

Cosplay Competition

Tokyo Street Food Experience

Manga Vendors

Anime Fashion Show

Gaming & Drift Car Competition

Live Painting & Cherry Blossom Inspired Art Show
Participating Artists in Cherry Blossom Inspired Group Art Show

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Dave Lowell
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