The ethereal blooming of the cherry blossom (or sakura) trees around the Tidal Basin has delighted millions of people, inspiring the nation's greatest springtime celebration and honoring the enduring value of US-Japan friendship.
The cherry blossoms may be gone, but the JICC is in full bloom! This special exhibit of over 40 historical image and artwork panels illustrates the story of how the cherry blossom trees were given by Japan 100 years ago, their significance in Japanese culture, and the many varieties that cover East and West Potomac Parks in clouds of pink each spring.
Photographs of sakura in Japan taken by Mr. Akira Mase will also be on display.
If you missed the early bloom along the Tidal Basin, come get your hanami (or cherry blossom viewing) fix at the JICC!
This special exhibition honors the Centennial Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which continues through April 27, 2012.
This exhibition is free and open to the public. The JICC gallery is open for viewing April 10 - 27, Monday through Friday from 9 am - 5 pm.