Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fact of the Day: A Piece of Japan in Washington DC

The popular cherry blossom trees in Washington D.C. originally started as a gift from Japan in the early 20th century to celebrate the two nation's growing friendship. 

14 comments:

WILLIE...! =(^..^)= said...

HaHa! Not very friendly now..are they! :(.

Christine said...

Beautiful!

Anna and Klaudia said...

beautiful trees! <3

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Beautiful!

Emmylou said...

I love cherry blossom trees:)

Unknown said...

The first Cherry Blossom tree gift to the U. S. had to be destroyed because of insect infestation. President Taft gave the order to burn the trees. The first Cherry Blossom festival was in 1934. Seven years later Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. During WW II four trees were destroyed due to anti-Japanese feelings within the public. The Cherry Blossom festival continued in 1947, after the war, and has become one of the most popular events in Washington D. C.

RO said...

Love the colors so much! Hugs...RO

Mary Kirkland said...

Cherry Blossom tree's are so pretty.

Pat Hatt said...

They may come chop them down

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's a great photo, Adam.

Huggybear said...

Could you please enlighten us just what country
has a friendly relationship or trusts the USA these
days with that demented clown in charge.
There are very few countries the TURNIP TOP has not
insulted...........must soon be the turn of "Outer Mongolia".
Then again maybe the fawning clowns who surround the DEMENTED ONE
have never heard of this country????????
I'd be surprised if you put a World Map in front of that bitch spokeswoman from Alabama, Sarah "HUCK- SAND" she may have difficulty in pointing out the USA!!!
My God - how Paul Joseph Goebbels would have loved to have had her in his Propaganda Ministry!
Colin
PS: I wonder does Sarah like LIME GREEN furnishings?????????? ha ha

WILLIE...! =(^..^)= said...

Here! Here! Well said.....!!!!!

Martha said...

Cherry trees are beautiful!

Kirk said...

I was wondering how that played out during WWII.