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At the end of the week is the National Cherry Blossom black-tie Gala.

This is when the coming year's National Cherry Blossom Festival Queen is crowned.

The crown was crafted by the Mikimoto Company and presented to the Festival by Yoshitaka Mikimoto in 1957.

The crown took fifty continuous days to complete and is made of 1,585 pearls, 145K gold, andermine.


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