• Kyodo


Washington’s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival will run from March 20 to April 14, with blossoms forecast to reach their peak blooming period from March 26-30, event organizers said Monday.

This year’s event, which will mark the 101st anniversary of the planting of cherry blossom trees presented as a gift from Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki in 1912, is expected to draw more than 1.5 million people to the U.S. capital, the organizers said.

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