Japanese Pagoda and Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

On 18 April 1958, the Japanese Pagoda, hewn out of rough stone, was placed on the southwest bank of the Tidal Basin and dedicated. It was presented as a gift to the City of Washington, D.C., by the Mayor of Yokohama to "symbolize the spirit of friendship between the United States of America manifested in the Treaty of Peace, Amity and Commerce signed at Yokohama on March 31, 1854..."

 

Photo by Kevin Borland. Text derived from National Park Service website.

 

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Taken on March 30, 2008