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Centennial Anniversary of Japan's Gift of Cherry Trees

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
1. Centennial Anniversary of Japan's Gift of Cherry Trees Marker
Inscription.

2012 marks the Centennial Anniversary
of the gift of 3,000 Flowering Cherry Trees
from Japan to the United States.

To celebrate this Anniversary, the
Japanese Government repeated the gift to cities
throughout the United States
as a living reminder of 100 Years of
International Friendship.
These trees in Loose Park were presented
to the City of Kansas City, Missouri,
as a part of that gift.

Dedicated July 18, 2012
Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki
Consul General Yoshifumi Okamura


 
Erected 2012.
 
Location. 39° 2.014′ N, 94° 35.653′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Touch for map. Marker and trees are in Loose Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5200 Wornall Road, Kansas City MO 64112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Home of the Kansas City Country Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Carolyne Farwell Fuller (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Artillery (about 600 feet away); Confederate Position (about 600 feet away); The French and the Osage
Centennial Anniversary of Japan's Gift of Cherry Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
2. Centennial Anniversary of Japan's Gift of Cherry Trees Marker
(about 700 feet away); McGhee's Charge (approx. mile away); Battle of Westport (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Westport (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Japanese ambassador brings cherry blossoms to KC. (Submitted on September 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Washington DC Cherry Blossom History. (Submitted on September 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Loose Park, KC MO. (Submitted on September 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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