Cherry Blossom Crest Earrings
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Solid brass, electroplated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print, hand applied epoxy
- Hypo-allergenic ear wires
- Approximate 1 3/4 inch drop X 1/2 inch width
- Gift boxed
The cherry blossom motif on these electro-plated earrings comes from a Japanese family crest. Swinging gently like blooms on a branch, they are a pretty reminder of the promise of spring.
Spring in Washington celebrates the cherry trees and their beautiful pink and white flowers that bloom in late March. Every year, Cherry Blossom Festival performers put on a colorful show right in front of the National Archives steps. The majority of the trees are located near the Tidal Basin, where they are most popularly viewed. The Japanese cherry trees were a gift from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington on March 27, 1912. The National Archives holds many records related to the United States' relationship with Japan.