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The landscape of flowering cherry trees around the Thomas Jefferson Tidal Basin in Washingon, DC originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the United States from the people of Japan. The simple beauty of the cherry blossoms is a potent symbol equated with human life and the transformations of Japanese culture throughout the past to the present.

This gallery is broken into the traditional events that take place during the Cherry Blossom Festival every year. Within each event you will find a navigation links to: this index page, festival events, the event image order (1,2,3, etc..), previous image, and the next image. Pick a category and enjoy the mutual frienship and goodwill this festival offers to all.

The DC Pages would like to dedicate this page to the efforts of:

Eliza Scidmore, Dr. David Fairchild, First Lady Helen Taft, Dr. Jokichi Takamine, Yukio Ozaki, Viscountess Chinda, Yohitaka Mikimoto, and Jackie Wolfe. Lastly, DC Pages would like to thank Ricia Chansky. This gallery would not have been possible without her dedication in helping write this content.

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