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Photos: 100th Anniversary of Cherry Blossom Tree Planting Ceremony


March 27, 2012

Secretary Salazar joined First Lady Michelle Obama and the Ambassador of Japan to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki for the 1912 Cherry Blossom Tree planting re-enactment ceremony along the Tidal Basin. 2012 marks the 100th anniversary since the United States received 3,000 Cherry Blossom trees as a gift from Japan symbolizing the friendship between the two countries.


  • First Lady Michelle Obama plants a cherry blossom tree with children at the 100th Anniversary of Cherry Blossom Tree Planting Ceremony. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    First Lady Michelle Obama at the 100th Anniversary of Cherry Blossom Tree Planting Ceremony.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama with children at the Cherry Blossom Tree planting re-enactment ceremony along the Tidal Basin. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    First Lady Michelle Obama with children at the Cherry Blossom Tree planting re-enactment ceremony along the Tidal Basin.
  • Secretary Salazar (right) with First Lady Michelle Obama (center) and the Ambassador of Japan to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki (left) at the 1912 Cherry Blossom Tree planting re-enactment ceremony along the Tidal Basin. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Secretary Salazar speaking at the Cherry Blossom Tree planting re-enactment ceremony. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary Salazar
  • First Lady Michelle Obama making remarks at the Cherry Blossom Tree planting re-enactment ceremony. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    First Lady Michelle Obama speaking.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama at the 100th Anniversary of Cherry Blossom Tree Planting Ceremony.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama with children at the Cherry Blossom Tree planting re-enactment ceremony along the Tidal Basin.
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  • Secretary Salazar
  • First Lady Michelle Obama speaking.