The City of Colorado Springs was gifted a Cherry Blossom Tree from Japan. Part of the nation-wide celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the Gift of Cherry Blossom Trees from Japan to the US in 1912, the mayor and consul general planted a tree. This was a timely celebration as Colorado Springs celebrated our 50th anniversary as Sister Cities with the City of Fujiyoshida, Japan.
Mayor Steve Bach and Consul General Ono of Japan at Denver officiated the ceremony and planted a Cherry Blossom Tree at the Torii and Japanese Garden across from Acacia Park.
Musical entertainment was provided by the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale and the Colorado Springs Conservatory.
Participating in the ceremony were:
- The City of Colorado Springs
- Colorado Springs Diversity Forum
- Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado
- Colorado Sister Cities International