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Sakura 360 banner designed by Mike Oshite

The Sakura 360 Area is the newest attraction, the Japanese pop culture department of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival! Sakura 360 honors the modern 360-degree pop culture exchange between Japan and America, involving anime, gaming, fashion, music, and dance. Follow the latest news of Sakura 360 on Facebook and Instagram @NCCBFSakura360, and remember to use the hashtag #Sakura360 in your social media posts!

There is no scheduled programming for Sakura 360 in the 2021 Festival, but we hope to bring their activities and events back in a future in-person Festival. We invite you to replay the Sakura 360 performances of Tsukino Mari, Stephanie Yanez, and Mi-Yu in the 2020 Virtual Festival. The Festival also held the 2020 Halloween Cosplay Contest, where we featured a cosplay showcase video and our audience voted for the top three Halloween cosplayers!

At a future in-person Festival, visitors will be invited to enjoy and participate in contests like Cosplay on the Catwalk and Anime Trivia Game, activities like J-Fashion Showcase and Beyblade Competition, live performances on the Sakura 360 Stage like J-Pop and J-Rock, and exclusive merchandise. Sakura 360 will be located on Post Street, between Webster and Fillmore Streets, and open on both festival weekends.

Meet Sakura 360 Chair and San Francisco Japantown’s Sailor Moon, Tsukino Mari in her 24 hours with Sailor Moon blog.

Cosplay on the Catwalk at the Sakura 360 Stage in 2019 Festival, photo by Wesley Lam