2012 Marks the 100th Anniversary of Japan’s Gift to the United States
In 1912, over 3,000 cherry trees were presented to the City of Washington D.C. by the City of Tokyo “as a living symbol of friendship between the Japanese and American peoples.” Since that time, countless cherry tree plantings have taken place across the United States to locally commemorate warm relationships with the people of Japan.
Throughout this year of celebration many events are being planned nationwide honoring the friendship between our countries. And various communities and organizations will take part in a Nationwide Cherry Blossom Tree Planting Initiative.
To learn more about Cherry Blossom Centennial Celebration Events in Michigan and Ohio, visit http://www.detroit.us.emb-japan.go.jp/en/bilateral/SakuraCentennial.htm.