18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC

The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC commemorates the gift of cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City in 1912. The trees were donated to celebrate and enhance the growing relationship between the USA and Japan, and the blooms are still a stunning sight to behold.

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Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States of America
Copyright: © Joanna Patterson-Cross