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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
COURTESY DONELLA SMITH
Sakura Matsuri draws thousands to its street festival attempting to display Japanese culture. While it is the biggest Japanese cultural events of its type, only around a tenth of visitors are of Japanese origin.

Japanese Culture in Bloom

The cherry blossoms are forecasted to be at their peak this weekend, just in time to splash Washington, D.C., with a burst of color for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Sakura Matsuri, the grand finale of the event, is set to be a spectacular one-day celebration. Held right after the[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide