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Washington DC Photo Gallery Cherry Blossom Flower Update

Cherry Blossom Flower Update

This gallery monitors the bloomming period of the Yoshino cherry trees around the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. The planting of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the United States from the people of Japan. In Japan the flowering cherry tree or "Sakura," as it is called by the Japanese people, is one of the most exalted flowering plants. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformations Japanese Culture has undergone through the ages. The date when the Yoshino cherry blossoms reach peak bloom varies from year to year, depending on weather conditions.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 5:50 PM

March 30, 1954, Sadao Iguchi, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States, presented a 300-year-old Japanese Stone Lantern to the City of Washington to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Treaty of Peace, Amity and Commerce between the...

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:02 AM

Amazing when you compare this photo to this photo Same view but blossoms are protecting themselves from the generally gloomy weather today

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:04 AM

Tunnel of Love: stunning view of pink, rain drenched Cherry Blossoms drooping into the Tidal Basin forming a tunnel.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:07 AM

February 14, 1912: 3,020 cherry trees of no less than twelve varieties were shipped from Yokohama to Seattle

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Thursday, April 2, 2009, 6:55 PM

Peak Blossom Weekend!

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Friday, April 3, 2009, 2:12 PM

Peak Blossom Weekend

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Friday, April 3, 2009, 2:54 PM

Peak Blossom Weekend!

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Friday, April 3, 2009, 2:37 PM

Peak Blossom Weekend!

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Friday, April 3, 2009, 2:38 PM

Peak Blossom Weekend!

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Monday, April 6, 2009 9:05 AM

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Monday, April 6, 2009 9:10 AM

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Monday, April 6, 2009 9:16 AM

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Gallery: 2008 Daily Blossom Photos *

This gallery monitored the bloomming period of the Yoshino cherry trees around the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. from March 18 - April 08, 2008

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Gallery: 2007 Daily Cherry Blossom Photos

This gallery monitored the blooming period of the Yoshino cherry trees around the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. from March 22 - April 4, 2007

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Gallery: 2006 Daily Cherry Blossom Photos

This gallery monitored the blooming period of the Yoshino cherry trees around the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. from March 22 - April 4, 2006

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