Cherry Blossoms: The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival  -     By: Ann McClellan, Ron Blunt
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Cherry Blossoms: The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

National Geographic / 2014 / Paperback

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For over 100 years, the National Cherry Blossom Festival has celebrated Japan's grand gesture of international friendship - the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to the city of Washington, D.C. in 1912. This captivating keepsake book is filled with beautiful photographs, an overview of events and activities, and memorable stories in honor of the festival. Capturing the essence of spring, Ron Blunt's striking photography allows those unable to travel to the festival the opportunity to experience the splendor of the blooming cherry blossoms

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: National Geographic
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 1426213433
ISBN-13: 9781426213434

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Publisher's Description

The book will feature approximately 15,000 words of text outlining the origins and the history of the Cherry Blossom Festival and will be illustrated with some historical photography showing the festival's evolution over the years. The majority of photographs will come from award-winning photographer Ron Blunt, whose work can be viewed at the following website: http://www.ronbluntphoto.com/.

This book will be a stunningly beautiful record of the nation's biggest springtime festival and an object d'art to grace coffee tables around the globe with a beautiful memory of the beauty and fragility of spring. As the 100th anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival approaches in the Spring of 2012, millions of people from across the country will gather to revel in the beauty of the Cherry Blossoms. This book will provide more depth to the visitor's experience and will serve as a valuable keepsake from the festival for years to come. Capturing the true essence of spring, Blunt's striking photography will also allow those who are unable to travel to the festival the chance to experience the splendor of the blooming cherry blossoms through his photography.

This richly illustrated commemorative book will be the perfect gift for all those who desire to celebrate this nationally recognized event.

Author Bio

ANN MCCLELLAN's distinguished career included executive positions at the Smithsonian Institution, World Wildlife Fund, the American Lung Association and the American Association of Museums. She is a resident of Washington, D.C.

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"The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival…share[s] some blossom history — both the fascinating and the nutty." The Washington Post

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