Capital Celebrating Cherry Blossoms

The capital’s residents and tourists welcomed budding cherry trees and other signs of spring Sunday as the National Cherry Blossom Festival began.

The two-week festival includes sports events, craft fairs and cultural activities in appreciation of the 3,000 cherry trees given to the city in 1912 by the mayor of Tokyo as a symbol of friendship.

Tags: briefly

Click here to comment on this story »



Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(509) 747-4422
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile