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Cherry Blossom Events at the Library of Congress

Japanese Culture Day
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This program introduces children and adults to Japanese culture through hands-on origami artwork creation, trying on kimonos and other activities. The 2015 Cherry Blossom princesses will instruct children in the art of tiara-making. At 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C., will present "Japan-In-A-Suitcase," a program about Japanese life and culture. The Library’s Young Readers Center will provide an opportunity for children to explore the center’s library of current and classic books.
Location: Young Readers Center (LJ G29), Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building.

Lecture by Bob Vogel
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, noon to 1 p.m.

Bob Vogel, National Capital Regional Director for the National Park Service, will speak about the 1912 gift of cherry trees, a symbol of friendship between the city of Tokyo, Japan and Washington, D.C. He will also discuss the long-term maintenance and preservation of this gift and how the National Park Service protects this national treasure for the enjoyment of future generations.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building.

Inside Adams:  Field of Cherries - http://blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2012/03/field-of-cherries/

Law Library InCustodia Legis: Cherry Blossoms, Insects, and Inspections http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2012/03/cherry-blossoms-insects-and-inspections/

The Sakura: Cherry Blossoms as Living Symbols of Friendship exhibit has a lot of beautiful pics, we can promote this too.
 http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/cherry-blossoms/

Topics in Chronicling America - Cherry Trees guide
http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/cherry.html

CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN WASHINGTON DC

Cherry Blossoms, from the National Park Service; includes a history of the cherry trees in Washington, D.C. http://www.nps.gov/cherry

Official Website of the National Cherry Blossom Festival - This year marks the 100-Year Anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan.
http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/

Potomac Blossoms, American Memory, Library of Congress
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar27.html


MORE CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Cherry Watch and Sakura Matsuri Festival
http://www.bbg.org/discover/cherries/

Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia
http://sakura.japanphilly.org/

Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan, from japan-guide.com
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2011.html

Macon Georgia Cherry Blossom Festival
http://www.cherryblossom.com/

Northern California Cherry Blossom festival
http://nccbf.org/


Photo: Man in top hat behind 3 girls in long dreses holding flowers.
Crowned Queen of Cherry Blossoms. Washington, D.C., April 8, 1937. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress.


FLOWERING CHERRY INFORMATION

Cherry, information from the Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) of University of Florida IFAS Extension
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/TOPIC_Cherry

PLANTS Database, from National Resources Conservation Service, USDA
Search under common name for "Flowering Cherry."
http://plants.usda.gov/java/

Ornamental Cherry, Plum, Almond and Apricot,
from Clemson University
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/trees/hgic1018.html

Compiled by Alison P. Kelly, revised April, 2015.


Photo:  stone lantern with tidal basin and cherry trees in flower in the background.
Japanese lantern on the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. Photo: Official Web Site of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
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