Cherry Tree Celebration

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Cherry Tree Celebration

On June 3rd the Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee (SPNSCC) will be hosting a Cherry Tree Celebration marking the 5th anniversary of Japan’s gift of trees to St. Paul. In 2012, Japan gifted 20 Cherry Trees to Como Park in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the original 3,000 trees given to Washington D.C., in 1912. St. Paul was one of 20 cities throughout the United States to receive trees and was chosen due to its strong relations with Japan and St. Paul’s status as a sister city to Nagasaki since 1955.

Come enjoy a fun morning at Como Park filled with Japanese music, dance, crafts, and food. Harisen Daiko, a Minneapolis Taiko group, will also be performing that day to help celebrate! If you would like to volunteer, please contact the JASM office.

 

The event is free for all to attend
Saturday, June 3 at 9:30 AM – 12 PM
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Dr
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103

JASM Office:
612-627-9357
jasm@us-japan.org