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The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual event commemorating the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, D.C.  This year, it will take place from March 20 through April 13.  The Festival’s largest event is the Sakura Matsuri, a Japanese street festival featuring food, live performances, and merchandise.  It will take place on March 12 at 12th Street & Pennsylvania Ave., NW, not far from the National Mall.

Check out these Prange Collection newspaper articles about the National Cherry Blossom Festival (click images to enlarge):

And the Prange Collection book, Beigun no heiwa shinchu (米軍の平和進駐, Prange Call No. DS-9013), that mentions the cherry blossom trees in Washington D.C.   The red pencil marks were made by the censor.  It it unclear whether the passages marked were deleted (or changed) in the published version (click images to enlarge).


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