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Entering Toshi Nogyo Park along Arakawa River in Adachi Ward, Tokyo. The centennial ceremony was held during the Goshiki Cherry Blossom Festival in April 2012.
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Toshi Nogyo Park has numerous cherry trees from America. These trees were planted here 30 years ago from American saplings taken from cherry trees which originally came from Adachi Ward in 1912. They are called "homecoming trees" (里帰りの
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On April 22, 2012, Adachi Ward in Tokyo marked the centennial of its cherry tree gift to the US. The ceremony was held at Toshi Nogyo Park along the Arakawa River in Adachi Ward. The mayor of Adachi and other dignitaries attended and gave...The ceremony was held at Toshi Nogyo Park along the Arakawa River in Adachi Ward. The mayor of Adachi and other dignitaries attended and gave speeches. The day's events included tree-plantings, sumo exhibition matches, and slide show talks by people who went to Washington, DC. This is a flyer for the centennial ceremony.
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The cherry trees sent to Washington, DC in 1912 came from cherry trees growing along the Arakawa River in the Kohoku area (江北) of Adachi Ward. However, those cherry trees died by the end of WWII. Adachi Ward later undertook a project to regrow the...Adachi Ward later undertook a project to regrow the cherry trees with saplings taken from the trees in Washington, DC.
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The ceremony began at 10:30 am with music performed by local junior high school bands.
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The ceremony started at 10:30 am with music by local school bands, followed by short speeches by local officials. There were no representatives from the US government.
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A good crowd was present, including local dignitaries.
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The Honorable Adachi Ward Mayor Yayoi Kondo (近藤やよい), organizer of this commemorative ceremony, said a few words. See my Youtube video below for an English translation.
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Adachi Ward Mayor Yayoi Kondo (近藤やよい). See my video for an English translation of her speech.
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This ceremony was jointly held by the private Japan-US Sakura Exchange Centennial Event Committee and Adachi Ward. Committee Chairman Makoto Suzuki (鈴木誠) speaks. He is a professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture.
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Committee Chairman Makoto Suzuki (鈴木誠), professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture.
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Takao Kurita of the Nihon Sakura Society presented letter to Adachi Mayor Kondo..."We will now have a presentation of a seedling sent from a cherry tree along the Potomac River in Washington, DC last year in March. It is being raised by the Nihon Sakura Society who will make the presentation. Since the seedling is still small, a letter of intent will be presented instead and the sapling will be planted in this park later when it is large enough."
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"A sapling to mark the centennial of the cherry tree gift to the US will hereby be presented. On this day April 22, 2012, from Nihon Sakura Society Chairman Takahiro Yokomichi."
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Shigeru Yoshioka, Chairman of the Adachi Ward Council. The MC also read a message from Bob Taft, former Governor of Ohio and great-grandson of President Taft.
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They introduced people or the descendants of people who worked to bring cherry blossoms to America and Adachi Ward. Tadao Shimizu. grandson of Kengo Shimizu who was the Kohoku Village mayor in 1886 when he proposed to line the Arakawa River with cherries.Tadao Shimizu. grandson of Kengo Shimizu who was the Kohoku Village mayor in 1886 when he proposed to line the Arakawa River with cherry blossoms. It eventually lined 6 km of over 3,000 cherry trees.
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Setsu Funatsu, wife of Kanematsu Funatsu, a sakura researcher and grandson of Seisaku Funatsu a Kohoku Village native who studied and helped to cultivate hardy cherry trees after the initial trees to Washington, DC was found to be infested with insects.
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Kit Pancoast Nagamura, the great-granddaughter of botanist David Fairchild who brought the cherry trees from Japan to Washington, DC.She also writes for The Japan Times.
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Kijiro Kakuta (角田喜次郎), went to the US in Jan. 1981 to collect saplings from cherry trees which originally came from Adachi Ward. It was to mark Adachi Ward's 50th anniversary and the start of planting the "sato-kaeri" cherry trees
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Jun'ichiro Chidani principal of Tokyo Metropolitan Engei High School, an agricultural high school. He helped to raise the dogwood sapling that will be planted today.
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Sapling from the Reagan Sakura ready to be planted. Click here to see the Reagan Sakura photos.
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Sapling from the Reagan Sakura ready to be planted.
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Tree planting of a sapling from Reagan Sakura.
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Tree planting of a sapling from Reagan Sakura bythe Adachi Ward Mayor and others.
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A planting ceremony was held by the Adachi Ward woman mayor and other officials. This is a sapling from the Reagan Sakura tree.
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Reagan Sakura sapling planted at Toshi Nogyo Koen Park in Adachi Ward, Tokyo.
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Next they had dogwood tree planting. From a dogwood plant given by the US in return for the cherry blossoms in 1912.
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A dogwood sapling was also planted by the mayor and descendants of people who worked to replant cherry trees in Adachi.
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All done.
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Dogwood tree sapling planted.Tokyo Adachi-ku Toshi Nogyo koen Park sakura cherry blossoms centennial flowers us-japan
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Dogwood tree sapling planted.
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Dogwood flower from a tree given by America as a return gift for the cherry trees in 1912. (ハナミズキ).
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My video of the Japan-US Cherry Blossom Centennial ceremony in Adachi Ward, Tokyo.
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Local taiko drummers also performed well after the ceremony. They were part of the Goshiki Sakura Festival.
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These cherry trees are from America. The park has 29 species of cherry blossoms. Most of them, like these Kanzan trees, bloom later than the Somei Yoshino trees.
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At this Koryu Kaikan hall in the park, they had an exhibition and slide show lectures.
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At this Koryu-kan hall in the park, they had an exhibition and slide show lectures.
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Slide show lecture about the US-Japan cherry blossoms.
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A goodwill group from Adachi Ward visited Washington, DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival celebrating the centennial.
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People who went to the slide show lectures received a small gift.
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This is a small vase with soil and flower seeds.
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"America" cherry trees (similar to Somei Yoshino) from America at the park. Already finished blooming.
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About the cherry trees given to the US and the dogwood from the US as a return gift.
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"America" cherry trees, from saplings taken from the cherry trees in Washington, DC which originally came from Adachi Ward.
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"America" tree tag.
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Tulips along the Arakawa River in Adachi Ward, Tokyo. The Adachi Ward logo is on the left with "80" below it to mark the ward's 80th anniversary.
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On the right is a cherry blossom design with "100" below it for the centennial of Adachi's sakura gift to Washington, DC.
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Tulips with cherry blossom design with "100" below it for the centennial of Adachi's sakura gift to Washington, DC.
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Closeup of the tulips.
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I love red and white flowers, Japanese symbol of felicitation.
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I love red and white flowers.
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Tokyo Sky Tree in sight from Adachi Ward along the Arakawa River.
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The road leading to Toshi Nogyo Koen Park is lined with many cherry blossom trees.
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In April, cherry blossoms of many varieties bloom for about 2 weeks during which they hold the annual Goshiki Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival.
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Front gate to Toshi Nogyo Park. The Goshiki Cherry Blossoms Festival centers on the weekends while the flowers are in bloom. These photos were taken on April 22, 2012.
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This area of Adachi Ward was originally Kohoku Village which was famous for colorful varieties of cherry blossoms. Literally called "goshiki" or five colors.
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Map of the Kohoku area.
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These cherry trees are from America. The park has 29 species of cherry blossoms. Most of them, like these Kanzan trees, bloom later than the Somei Yoshino trees.
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These trees were planted here 30 years ago from American saplings taken from cherry trees which originally came from Adachi Ward in 1912. They are called "homecoming trees" (里帰りの桜).
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This area of the park has many varieties of cherry trees from America.
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The sakura matsuri is centered on this circular lawn fringed with cherry blossoms.
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They have flower vendors and food vendors.
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Cherry tree saplings for sale. (Cheap)
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Wisteria saplings even.
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Food for sale.
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Cherry blossom rice ball.
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Manju
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The cherry trees in this park bloom later than the popular Somei Yoshino variety.
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All the cherry trees have a tag or sign indicating the species.
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The tag identifies the tree/flowers in the photos it follows.
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This is along the Arakawa River. They used to have over 3,000 cherry trees along 6 km or riverbank about a century ago.
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Monument for cherry trees along the Arakawa River.
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They are trying to reproduce the "five-colored" cherry trees along the Arakawa River like a century ago.
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Rest house and restaurant in the park.
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Sakura ice cream.
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A portable shrine was carried around the park.
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Parading a mikoshi portable shrine in the park. Beyond those trees is Arakawa River.
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Mikoshi amid rapeseed blossoms.
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Portable shrine bearers pose for photo.
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As part of the festivities, two Makushita sumo wrestlers from Tamanoi sumo stable (run by former Ozeki Tochiazuma) in Adachi gave sumo demonstrations and entertainment.
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Sumo wrestler with kids at Toshi Nogyo Park in Adachi Ward, Tokyo.
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Wrestling with kids amid cherry blossoms from America.
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Train around the sumo ring.
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One rascal kid is trying to undo the wrestler's mawashi.
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This thin man challenged the sumotori.
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He was lifted up and out.
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Now a young woman enters the ring.
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She is carried out. The wrestlers gave us lots of good laughs and entertainment.
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The Tananoi Stable sumo wrestlers were Irie (left) and Sakaguchi. Very friendly. Thank you guys!
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Local taiko drummers also performed.
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By late afternoon, most of the crowd had dissipated.
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Still carrying around the mikoshi.
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Mikoshi portable shrine and cherry blossoms.
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At this Koryu Kaikan hall in the park, they had an exhibition and slide show lectures.
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At the Koryu Kaikan hall in the park, they had an exhibition.
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At this Koryu Kaikan hall in the park, they had an exhibition.
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Also see my video of the festival here (includes the cherry blossom centennial ceremony).
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Riverside park along the Arakawa River featuring numerous varieties of cherry blossoms including those from Washington, DC. An old thatched-roof house, exhibition spaces, and a rest house make it a very pleasant spot to visit in spring.
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The road leading to Toshi Nogyo Koen Park is lined with many cherry blossom trees.
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Map of Toshi Nogyo Park along Arakawa River in Adachi Ward, Tokyo.
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This area of Adachi Ward was originally Kohoku Village which was famous for colorful varieties of cherry blossoms. Literally called "goshiki" or five colors.
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These cherry trees are from America. The park has 29 species of cherry blossoms. Most of them, like these Kanzan trees, bloom later than the Somei Yoshino trees.
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These trees were planted here 30 years ago from American saplings taken from cherry trees which originally came from Adachi Ward in 1912. They are called "homecoming trees" (里帰りの桜).
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All the cherry trees have a tag or sign indicating the species. In this album, the photo of the tree tag/sign follow the tree or flowers that it indicates.
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There is a large variety of cherry blossoms. Note that they bloom in April, later than the popular Somei Yoshino variety.
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The park also has an old thatched-roof house.
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Moss pink
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Rapeseed blossoms or nanohana.
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The former Waida home, donated to the park by the Waida family in the early 1980s. Adachi Ward, Tokyo
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Inside the former Waida home.
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