Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cherry Blossoms - Not Only for Japan

cherry-blossom.jpg You may not know it, but Japan isn’t the only place to see cherry blossoms in the spring!

Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. This year’s Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March 26th through April 10th 2011.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington. Mayor Ozaki donated the trees in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan. 12 varieties of cherry blossom trees - 3,020 trees total were donated to the people of Washington D.C.

Take a look at what Washington D.C. looks like in cherry blossom season:

http://havecamerawil … erry-blossoms-photos

Interested in a trip to the East Coast? Check out Naka’s Travel’s tours to the mainland:

http://www.nakastrav … m/tours-america.html