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. 

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

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    1. 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

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  2. I love cherry blossom trees:)

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  3. 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.

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    1. I was wondering how that played out during WWII.

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  4. Love the colors so much! Hugs...RO

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  5. Cherry Blossom tree's are so pretty.

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