Cherry Blossom Branch Custom Ornament
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in Oak Park, Illinois, USA
- 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 inches
- Each one is unique and one of a kind.
You don't have to wait for the holidays to hang this Cherry Blossom Ornament. Place it in front of a window and celebrate the spring sun shining through its handcrafted colorful sheet glass. The cherry blossom drawing is screen printed in raisin and lightest pink enamels onto a section of transparent plum glass with a section of wispy salmon pink-white glass.
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.