News & Annoucements

Unite The Right Rally Update

The National Parks Service has granted permits for the Unite the Right Rally and several counter-protests for Sunday, August 12th. All guns have been banned from the events and the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is planning to have a heavy presence to prevent violence. They have also prepared several emergency measures to prevent escalation. We recommend reviewing our travel advisory , our previous statement, as well as our safety information and the Visit DC safety page, and plan travel appropriately.

Capital Area Budokai Workshop Participation

Are you interested in participating in one of several exciting events hosted by Capital Area Budokai? If so, register here! Capital Area Budokai will be hosting 4 workshops at Otakon 2018. Participation in each session will be limited to 10 participants selected via this web form here.

Self Dressing Kimono Workshop Sign Ups

Would you like to learn how to wear the Kimono? Register here for the Self Dressing Kimono Workshop at Otakon 2018.  The workshop is being presented by Kuniko Kanawa, Shinto Priestess, Certified Kimono Consultant, and Otakon Guest.

While all are welcome to attend, participation will be extremely limited due to supply.