In previous entries I talked about the importance of Cherry Blossoms in Japan.
In 1912 the mayor of Tokyo gave a gift of 3000 cherry trees to the city of Washington D.C., thus spreading the love of cherry blossom viewing to North America.
Nowadays, Washington D.C. hosts the National Cherry Blossom Festival. I’ve been there and it was really beautiful to see a mass of cherry blossoms in bloom.
Below are links to some Cherry Blossom Festivals Around the World. If you know of any others, please comment below.
Japan Guide to Cherry Blossom Viewing (Sakura Matsuri)
The Jinhae Gunhang Festival in Korea
Cherry Blossom Festival in Vancouver
Wulai Cherry Blossoms Festival in Taiwan
Cherry blossoms feast at San-Zi Township in Taiwan
Cherry Blossom Festival in Northern California
Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco
Cherry Blossom Festival in Seattle, Washington
Cherry Blossom Festival in Hawaii
Cherry Blossom Festival in Philadelphia
Cherry Blossom Festival in Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, New York
Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon, Georgia
Here’s a photo from when we went to view the Cherry Blossoms. I was pregnant with my son at the time.
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April 10th, 2008 at 2:23 pm
I really love your DC cherry blossom tree photo and was wondering if you might consider permitting my use of it, possibly even for the website I am constructing. I am a writer currently working on a book about women’s relationships and I love how the photo captures individual trees that seemingly intertwine and blend together. Let me know your thoughts when you have a moment. I’m sure I could pay you something for it. I think I would need it in .jpg form or some other version to upload it but I’m not terribly tech savvy. Thanks much and take care,
March 28th, 2010 at 3:40 pm
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