Japanese Lantern, Washington, D.C.
3,000 cherry trees stand as a symbol of friendship between Japan and the U.S.
- Washington D.C, Washington D.C.
- 300 square feet
- 2013 ← Back to All
As a symbol of international friendship, in this location of the Tidal Basin on March 27, 1912, First Lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Iwa Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador to the United States, planted the first two of more than 3,000 flowering cherry trees given to the city of Washington, D.C. by the city of Tokyo.
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