Post Tagged with: "Cherry Blossoms"


Campaign Searches for Tidal Basin Restoration Options

A campaign to preserve the tidal basin launched April 3, as the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Trust for the National Mall plan to collaborate in response to rising sea levels and heavy foot traffic that threaten the basin’s longevity. The campaign, “Save the Tidal Basin,” invites proposals[Read More…]

by April 23, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Artechouse Unveils a ‘Cherry Blossom Dream’

As a young girl waved her arms in a slow, circular motion, her movements were mirrored onto an interactive wall: Waves of fluorescent colors appeared against the constantly turning cherry blossoms. This young girl, and others of all ages, were interacting with the art, coming up with movements of their[Read More…]

Friendship in Bloom: The Symbolism of Cherry Blossoms

Friendship in Bloom: The Symbolism of Cherry Blossoms

On March 27, 1912, two women stood in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., and planted the first two cherry blossom trees in the United States. These two women, former first lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Iwa Chinda — wife of the Japanese ambassador — planted the first of[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 1 comment Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide

Taking Advantage of a City in Bloom

Last Wednesday, I went home for Easter break for the third year in a row. And for the third year in a row, I returned to the Hilltop with a distinct sense of dissatisfaction. Not because I didn’t even crack open a textbook over the extra-long weekend (true) or because[Read More…]

by April 8, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Cherry Blossom Centennial In Full Bloom

Cherry Blossom Centennial In Full Bloom

On March 27, 1912, American first lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda, the wife of the Japanese ambassador at the time, planted two cherry trees along the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. This small gesture, intended as a tribute to the nascent friendship between the United States and Japan,[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized