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The Tidal Basin in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The First Japanese Cherry Trees

 
 
The First Japanese Cherry Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
1. The First Japanese Cherry Trees Marker
Inscription.  The first Japanese Cherry Trees, presented to the City of Washington as a gesture of friendship and good will by the City of Tokyo, were planted on this site, March 27, 1912.
 
Erected 1950 by National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.189′ N, 77° 2.509′ W. Marker is in The Tidal Basin in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Independence Avenue Southwest east of West Basin Drive Southwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 1912 Cherry Tree Plantings (within shouting distance of this marker); A Symbol of International Friendship (within shouting distance of this marker); Lighting the Way (within shouting distance of this marker); District of Columbia War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured
The Commemorative Stone image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
2. The Commemorative Stone
in a direct line); Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (about 700 feet away); John Paul Jones Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named John Paul Jones Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Tidal Basin.
 
The First Japanese Cherry Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 13, 2011
3. The First Japanese Cherry Trees Marker
Washington Monument in background right
The Tidal Basin Through the Cherry Blossoms image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
4. The Tidal Basin Through the Cherry Blossoms
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,964 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on April 27, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on March 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on March 30, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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