Gov. Sandoval, Japanese General Consul Participate In Cherry Tree Planting Ceremony

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.

Gov. Brian Sandoval; Jack Bryan, grandson of former Gov. Richard Bryan, Controller Kim Wallin, Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Cherry and Japanese Consul General Hiroshi Inomata particpate in the tree planting ceremony today. / Photo: Nevada News Bureau.Japanese Consul General Hiroshi Inomata, Jack Bryan, grandson of former Gov. Richard Bryan, Controller Kim Wallin, Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Cherry and Gov. Brian Sandoval participate in the tree planting ceremony today. / Photo: Nevada News Bureau.

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.

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Audio clips:

Gov. Brian Sandoval says he was honored to accept the gift of the six cherry trees:

051012Sandoval :24 the Governor’s Mansion.”

Japanese Consul General Hiroshi Inomata says the trees will grow as will the friendship between Nevada and Japan:

051012Inomata :16 years to come.”