Cherry Blossom National Archives Ornament
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
- 2 ½ X 3 ¼ inches
- Solid brass, 24kt gold finish
- Digitally printed color
- Gift boxed
This pretty pink ornament is a lovely representation of the soft pink cherry blossoms that bloom each year in Washington, D.C. The perfect reminder of the trees that erupt into flower around the Jefferson Memorial, it is a National Archives Store exclusive, and is proudly made in the U.S.A.
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.