Washington is drowning in white-pink color. The Beautiful cherry blossom, It happened earlier usual because of the unusually warm winter. Many tourists arrive in the U.S. capital to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the appearance of a blooming garden on the banks of the Potomac River.
Fragrant flowers Washingtonians must mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo. In 1912, a sign of friendship, he gave 3,000 cherry saplings to the city. They are planted along the Tidal Basin, adjacent to the channel Vashingtona. This corner of the city was not only one of the attractions, but also became a venue for the annual festival of cherry blossoms. Have a look at Beauty…
1. One of the first signs of spring in Washington, the Japanese flowering cherry. At this time the annual festival with a parade in the U.S. capital gathers a mass of people from around the world.
2. Festival Centre surrounded by blooming cherry trees near the pond Jefferson Memorial.
3. The festival offers not only enjoyment of the beauty and fragrance of flowers of Japanese cherry trees, but also to attend concerts, songs, dances, sports competitions. Typically, the festival gathers many tourists from around the world. (AP / Charles Dharapak)
4. Historically, the custom of welcoming spring, entered in the United States from Japan in 1912. The Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Osaka, heard that the wife of U.S. President William Taft is a passionate lover of cherry trees, he decided to send her a gift of three thousand seedlings. (MCT / Olivier Douliery)
6. Kitty Stoner of Annapolis, Maryland, admiring the cherry blossoms. (Alex Wong / Getty Images)
7. During the Second World War, when Japan became the opponent of the U.S., the trees were cut down. But later, the townspeople realize that it is absurd to destroy them because of military confrontation. Rapprochement with America, Japan, said the new gift, sending 3800 seedlings. (AP / Charles Dharapak)
17. These days, Americans can learn more about Japanese culture. For example, in New York festive program to mark the 100th anniversary of the show musicians will complement. They will show the Japanese national art of taiko drumming. (AP / Jacquelyn Martin)
21. Now the trees are blooming in a special way, speak in Washington. After all, this year marks 100 years since the Japanese Americans were sent a gift of cherry trees first. (MCT / Olivier Douliery)
22. Although the gardens of cherry blossom in the U.S. capital, each year for the past century, the Washingtonians arrange photo sessions between the trees and enchanted stroll through the park. (MCT / Olivier Douliery)