Monday, March 9, 2009

Jero does D.C.

Found out through another American in Japan blogger (who grew up near Tampa, talk about a small world!) that Jero will be performing at this year's Washington D.C. cherry blossom festival on March 28. How cool is that? Thanks Tokyo Five!

I read up on the National Cherry Blossom Festival . I knew about the cherry blossoms, and that they came from Japan, but didn't know the whole story. Turns out, in 1912, the mayor of Tokyo gave 2 cherry blossom trees to Washington D.C., the U.S., in return, gifted some dogwood trees. More trees were given over the years, 3,800 in 1965! Cuttings are taken from the D.C. trees to be replanted in Japan, and vice versa. Isn't that neat? The festival sounds really awesome! Could there actually be something in the U.S. I'm going to be sorry to miss? It's definitely on our annual to-do list starting in 2011! (Hopefully we'll only be about 3hrs from D.C. at that point!) The festival runs from Mar. 28 - Apr 12. Jero will be performing during the Opening Ceremony. So, if anybody is close enough to take in the show and the festival, enjoy Jero and a little taste of Japan, and let me know how it was!

1 comment:

tokyo5 said...

Thanks for the mention.