It all began in 1912 when Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki gave the city of Washington 3000 cherry trees. The trees were used as a way to heighten the growing friendship between the United States and Japan. Today, the city of Washington annually celebrates with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Grab your crayons as we take you on a fun-filled tour of this colorful festival. Along the way, you'll learn about Washington, D.C., Japanese history and culture, cherry blossom trees, and much, much more!