|Cherry Blossom Events at the Library of Congress
Japanese Culture Day
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This program introduces children and adults to Japanese culture through hands-on origami artwork creation, trying on kimonos and other activities. The 2015 Cherry Blossom princesses will instruct children in the art of tiara-making. At 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C., will present "Japan-In-A-Suitcase," a program about Japanese life and culture. The Library’s Young Readers Center will provide an opportunity for children to explore the center’s library of current and classic books.
Location: Young Readers Center (LJ G29), Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building.
Lecture by Bob Vogel
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, noon to 1 p.m.
Bob Vogel, National Capital Regional Director for the National Park Service, will speak about the 1912 gift of cherry trees, a symbol of friendship between the city of Tokyo, Japan and Washington, D.C. He will also discuss the long-term maintenance and preservation of this gift and how the National Park Service protects this national treasure for the enjoyment of future generations.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building.
CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN WASHINGTON DC
Cherry Blossoms, from the National Park Service;
includes a history of the cherry trees in Washington, D.C. http://www.nps.gov/cherry
Official Website of the National Cherry Blossom Festival - This year marks the 100-Year Anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan.
Potomac Blossoms, American Memory, Library of Congress