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Centennial Celebration of the Gift of Trees

October 27, 2011

The Gift of Trees – 100 Year Anniversary Celebration

This year Consulate General of Japan in Seattle is participating in the nationwide celebration of the gift of cherry trees to the United States. These trees were planted on the tidal basin in Washington D.C. Originally, over 3,000 trees were sent as a gift to build and cement the friendship between Japan and the United States. As the friendship between the U.S. and Japan has continued to deepen, more trees have been added to locations accross the United States. At present, cherry blossom festivals are held each year throught North America to celebrate the blossoming of these beautiful trees.

To commemorate the original gift of cherry trees given 100 years ago, the logo shown here was designed by the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. This logo is offered for your use at Japan-related events nationwide. It's use is limited to events held between January 1 and December 31 2012. We hope that you will use this logo and join in the celebration and appreciation for this gift of trees which has lasted over a century.

If you are interested in receiving an official 100 Year Celebration Of the Gift of Trees logo for use at your Japan related event, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Fill out and attach the following application form (MS WORD) and send it to the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle at info@cgjapansea.org.

  2. Attach and send material/information that explains the event you inted to use the logo for. (Such as an event plan and/or budget)

  3. Attach and send material that explains the background of the applicant/applying organization. (Such as a short summary of the applying organization, the organization's by-laws, and or a summary of the applying organization's past activities.

For More information on the National Cherry Blossom Festival, please see the website of the Embassy of Japan in the United States, here.