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Cherry Blossoms by Mari Nakahara and Katherine Blood
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Cherry Blossoms

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Cherry Blossoms by Mari Nakahara and Katherine Blood
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Feb 11, 2020 | ISBN 9781588346841

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INTERNATIONAL EXAMINER
“This modest and diminutive book focuses on the way poets, artists, botanists and everyday people have related to cherry blossoms and its legacy in America for a century, and in Japan for even longer. It tells as much of a human story as a botanical one. […] The ephemeral experience of Washington DC’s spring bloom now has a longer lasting and tangible form that has inspired poets to sing, painters to explore, photographers to obsess about, and for all to enjoy.”

THE DC LINE
“The 108-year-old gift of more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC, finds fresh life in a vibrant new keepsake book from Smithsonian Books, Cherry Blossoms: Sakura Collections From the Library of Congress. The slim, image-heavy volume explores the art, photography and object holdings of multiple divisions of the Library of Congress pertinent to the gift of trees in 1912 as well as how the trees became icons and catalysts of celebration in DC.”

THE GEORGETOWN DISH
“With its delightful illustrations, everything from vintage posters to woodblock prints and botanical watercolors, Cherry Blossoms: Sakura Collections from the Library of Congress celebrates the thousand year-old Japanese springtime tradition.”

THE BEACON
“The cherry trees in bloom are a haven of serenity in the nation’s capital. Cherry Blossoms is a keepsake volume that preserves their beauty and elegance no matter the season.”

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