Culture 101: Bloom Watch
March 13, 2009 § 11 Comments
When we think of cherry blossoms, Japan immediately comes to mind. Fortunately, you don’t have to go to Japan to enjoy all the beautiful flowers. The nation’s capital, Washington D.C., is famous for its magnificent cherry blossoms. Most of the 3000 cherry trees in the capital actually originated from Japan. They were sent to America by the emperor of Japan as tokens of friendship.
The District of Colombia hosts a cherry blossoms festival each year. The nation’s capital will celebrate the festival 96th anniversary in April.