33 33 33 loc.gov/shop | 1.888.682.3557 | M–F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST inspired by books | 32 LOC Library Cherry Blossom Ornament This elegant ornament features an image of the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building in a beautiful setting, surrounded by the colorful cherry blossoms that illuminate the nation’s capital each spring. Enameled brass. Gift boxed. Made in USA. 2"h. x 3"l. 21502050 $17.95 Cherry Blossom Tea Set In Japan, hanami is a centuries-old spring tradition of enjoying a picnic or party under blooming cherry blossom branches. Our porcelain set beckons spring year-round. Pot, 6.5" (17-oz. capacity), 6 cups, 3"h. (2-oz. capacity). 21509734 $35.00 Cherry Blossom Teas Let our cherry blossom tea sachets awaken your senses. A blend of green teas and the vibrant flavor of cherries, it is a fragrant reminder of spring. 20 sachets. 21509194 $9.95 Cherry Blossom Journals Our exclusive journals are inspired by watercolor drawings of cherry blossom varietals by Kokichi Tsunoi. His plates are of buds that propagated the cherry trees that first arrived in 1912. Made in USA. 96 pages. 21408434 Light 6"l. x 4"w. $15.00 21408437 Dark 8"l. x 6"w. $20.00 Cherry Blossom Silk Scarf Feel the joy of spring all year round with this beautiful spun silk scarf, featuring delicate cherry blossoms in full bloom accented by cranes in flight. Made in Japan. 54"l. x 14"w. Specify Cream or Black. 21305016 $59.00 Cherry Blossom Jewelry Interpreted from Kokichi Tsunoi’s watercolor drawings held in our Asian Division collections, the delicate sakura blossoms on our ensemble are punctuated with faux pearls. Electroplated on solid brass. Earwires are plated hematite. Made in USA. 21509841 Necklace, adjustable up to 18"l. 21509842 Earrings, 1.5"l. Each $29.95 Sakura Yukata The cherry blossoms on these flowering trees represent awakening and hope, much like our spirits in spring time. The cranes represent good fortune. This beautiful robe brings a fresh look on any day. Belt included. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. 54"l. One size fits most. 21305015 $75.00 Sakura Socks A hint of spring will be evident as these floral socks peep out from under your trousers. Bamboo/nylon/spandex. Imported. One size: fits women’s shoe sizes 6–10. 21305005 $10.00 A Season of Hope In Japan, the century-old tradition of hanami, “flower viewing,” is a time for family and friends to gather among the cherry blossoms to reflect on the fragile, fleeting nature of beauty. It is a time to welcome spring. The delicacy and grace of the cherry blossom was captured by Kokichi Tsunoi in drawings found in our Asian Division collections. His watercolors include images of the original varietals of sakura that survived the Jefferson Monument Tidal Basin floods in the 1930s. Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Cherry Blossom Bookmark An old Japanese word for spring is sakura-doki, which means “cherry blossom time.” The Japanese have a passion for cherry blossoms, and over 100 years ago they honored the United States with the gift of cherry blossom trees as a symbol of their friendship. Silver-plated brass with applied color. Made in USA. Approx. 4"l. x 1"w. 21502019 $10.95