Cylindrical Cherry Blossom Vase
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 8 X 3 1/2 inches
- Glazed porcelain
Crafted from fine porcelain, we are thrilled to offer the perfect medium-sized vase for cut flowers, dried arrangements, or greenery. Handpainted with our custom cherry blossom art design, this striking piece is unique to the National Archives store, and makes a lovely souvenir from our nation's capital.
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.