Cherry Blossoms: The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival
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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the mayor of Tokyo to our nation’s capital, the National Geographic Society has published this definitive guide, Cherry Blossoms: The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Discover the storied history of how this gift of friendship between nations has blossomed into a National Festival attended by millions. Enjoy the sumptuous photography—as a memory of a cherished experience, in appreciation of something fine and beautiful, as an appetizer before your own rite of spring in Washington, D.C. Hardcover; 224 pages. 10.2" x 10.3".
Springtime in Washington D.C. is a celebration of the budding beauty of cherry blossoms, the international hope for peace that prompted Tokyo’s gift of the cherry trees to the United States in 1912. In the Spring, thousands of families and visitors pour into the many museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Cherish a recent visit or start planning one today as you shop cherry blossom-inspired gifts evocative of designs on fabrics, ceramics, paintings, scrolls and enamel work in the collections of our Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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