SJA Spring Festival


Win Great Prizes at the SJA Spring Festival Raffle!
Tickets now on sale at:


Prizes include Anime goods, Otakon tickets, gift cards from Japanese restaurants, Japanese snacks and sweets, and free Japanese, Origami, and cooking lessons.

The prizes are valued at over $1000 in total. Winners will be announced at 4pm at the festival. Winners present at the event can take their prize home with them, and we will ship prizes to winners who are not present. We’ll have an extra raffle prize at the event, too!

Japan Spring Festival | Sunday, May 22 (2 – 4:30 PM)

Celebrating Children’s day in May, SJA will host a free Japan Spring Festival. 

Details here and below:

Location: First Presbyterian Church Arlington

601 N. Vermont Street, Arlington VA 22203


We are still accepting registrations to have a table at the flea market (Japan-related and children’s items only). There is no charge to individuals but we are asking for a 10% donation of sales to support SJA.  Register here:

Or, if you have items to donate to the SJA flea market booth, please let us know from here.

If you have suggestions about additional demonstrations or kids’ activities, please let us know. (

Volunteer sign up are here: event volunteer 


Join us on May 22 for:

*Japanese Martial Arts demonstrations 

*Youth performances (Taiko by Thomas Jefferson HS & Yo-Yoby Taiwan youth) 

*Kids items and Japanese items flea market/ yard sale (Boroichi) 

*  Kid’s activities (Kendama, Edamame, Chopstick challenge, Origami making, and Go)

* YOU-CRANE origami art peacemaking project – send your wish for peace to Ukraine through origami art 

*Dagashiya (Japanese style kid’s snacks for sale)

*Tasting of Japanese tea (Matcha) and green tea/ mugicha 

*The Embassy of Japan and Japanese teachers association provides information about Japanese colleges and how to become Japanese teachers. The Embassy of Japan & MAATJ project