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1912 by Spwinkles 1912 by Spwinkles
"Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries."

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A friend linked an article about the cherry blossom trees in Washington DC about a week or so ago. I knew the trees were originally a gift from Japan but didn't know much about it until I read more into it. I had an inkling to do a fanart this year! xD I meant to finish it sooner but other things distracted me. I finished today and found out this is the day the first cherry blossoms from Japan were planted in the US so oddly good timing.
It's um been embarrassingly long since I last posted any sort of fanart on DA and I am rusty...

Many of us cosplayers in southern California like to go see the local cherry blossom trees at a park near Los Angeles....though they weren't very good this year. xD But we're always on "sakura watch" this time of year to see when they'll bloom. March-April is definitely cherry blossom season. I really would love to go to DC someday to see the trees. Well, I guess I'd like to see them someday in Japan too. DC is more doable though lolol

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imagination-junkie Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Love the style of this.

The trees in DC are awesome. When I was a kid my mom and I used to go and see them over spring break every year :D
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sarpndo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
YAY! :) I'd love to see DC. There's now over 40,000 trees there and every year, according to my mom, the entire city becomes pink. :)
Excellent job, btw, I love how you did this.
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Spwinkles Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
It would be so amazing to seeee. And it helps that I like the color pink, lolol

And thanks! :D
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sarpndo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
ikr.
ur welcome!
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SweetVenom94 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice.
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Spwinkles Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Thanks! :heart:
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Andichan04 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
so cool! I haven't been to the Cherry Blossoms in LA...I'll definitely have to go sometime! :D I didn't know that about the trees being planted here, that's so cool! I love cherry blossoms, they're so pretty! :heart:
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Spwinkles Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Yup! These are the ones I know about [link]
I am not sure if there any other large groups of them in southern California.
I love them too! It's just too bad they can be so unpredictable as far as blooming. xD (At least these trees are, maybe the ones in DC are easier to predict.)
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KiriSosha Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really lovely
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Spwinkles Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Thanks a bunch!
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