JAPAN PHOTOS

By Philbert Ono


Most viewed - Toneri Park Cherry Blossom Festival and Reagan Sakura Cherry Tree 舎人公園 千本桜まつり・レーガン桜
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Reagan Sakura (on the right) is a Somei Yoshino. It was named "Reagan Sakura" by Tokyo Governor Shin'ichi Suzuki in 1982. The cherry tree planted by Mrs. Taft is named "Taft Sakura." It is still alive in Washington, DC96 views
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Toneri Park manhole at Adachi Ward, Tokyo.94 views
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Bilingual plaque on the monument marking the planting of the Reagan Sakura.89 views
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Toneri Park as seen from the train.52 views
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Toneri Koen Station on the Nippori-Toneri Liner 日暮里・舎人ライナー46 views
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Map of Toneru Park. The park is split into two by the Nippori-Toneri Liner line.40 views
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About the Reagan Sakura in Japanese. Lower left is a photo of Nancy Reagan giving the sapling at the White House. To the right is a photo of the planting by the Tokyo Governor and Adachi Ward mayor in 1982.40 views
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Location (middle of this map) of the Reagan Sakura cherry tree.38 views
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Map of Toneri Park for the cherry blossom festival.38 views
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Much more lively on this side of the park.37 views
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Reagan Sakura hasn't grown very well due to a lack of water. The tree is planted on small hill which is bad because the ground does not retain water very well. They had to cut off the withered branches. 36 views
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Poster for the Toneri Park cherry blossom festival highlighted by fireworks at night.36 views
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Other side of Toneri Park (opposite from where the Reagan Sakura is).36 views
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Nippori-Toneri Liner stops. 日暮里・舎人ライナー36 views
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Monument marking the planting of the Reagan Sakura.34 views
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On April 8, 2012, members of the local history society (江北村の歴史を伝える会) were there to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Reagan Sakura planting34 views
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Members of the local history society gave a toast to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Reagan Sakura planting. I was the only American there and they welcomed me. On behalf of the American people, I thanked them for all their work.34 views The woman on the left is a reporter for the Yomiuri Shimbun.
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Nippori-Toneri Liner 日暮里・舎人ライナー34 views
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Nippori-Toneri Liner train arrives Toneri Koen Station. 日暮里・舎人ライナー34 views
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Inside the Nippori-Toneri Liner. Nice large picture windows. 日暮里・舎人ライナー34 views
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Nancy Reagan did not actually plant the sapling here.33 views
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Nippori-Toneri Liner. It is vulnerable to snow. 日暮里・舎人ライナー33 views
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Nippori Station on the Nippori-Toneri Liner 日暮里・舎人ライナー33 views
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Nippori Station on the Nippori-Toneri Liner 日暮里・舎人ライナー33 views
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Banner to mark the 30th anniversary of the planting of the Reagan Sakura.32 views
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Food stalls line the main path.32 views
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Nippori Station on the Nippori-Toneri Liner 日暮里・舎人ライナー32 views
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