I'd like to thank our Japanese friends and customers today. Some 95 years ago the people of Japan gave the US 300 cherry trees. These were planted near the Tidal basin in Washington DC were they still grow and have been joined by thousands more.
In Japan this is the time of year when families go to view the sakura, or cherry blossoms. It's an old and important tradition. They have picnics and festivals and enjoy the Spring day.
Yesterday we went to view the sakura and stroll beneath them too ( it was too crowded for bike riding.) There are more photos here.
02 April, 2007
Posted by Velo Orange at 8:51:00 AM