CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval and Japanese Consul General Hiroshi Inomata participated in a cherry tree planting ceremony today on the state Capitol grounds.
The trees were donated to the state to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the planting of cherry trees in Washington, DC, that were donated by the people of Japan as a sign of friendship. The 3,020 cherry trees were presented to the people of the United States and were accepted by President William Howard Taft.
The blossoming cherry trees are an annual attraction in the nation’s capital.
Five were planted in the Capitol Complex. The sixth tree has been planted at the Governor’s Mansion.
“I was honored to accept six trees from the consul general,” Sandoval said.
Inomata noted that the trees are small now, but they will bloom as will the friendship between the people of Nevada and Japan.
Gov. Brian Sandoval says he was honored to accept the gift of the six cherry trees:
Japanese Consul General Hiroshi Inomata says the trees will grow as will the friendship between Nevada and Japan: