Japanese Cherry Trees - 150 Years - Seattle, WA
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N 47° 37.566 W 122° 22.368
10T E 547123 N 5274934
Quick Description: A group of Japanese cherry trees planted in 2010 commemorate Japan's first diplomatic envoy to the U.S. in 1860 which was the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Amity and Commerce.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 8/11/2017 3:14:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMWC46
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
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Long Description:
Located within Elliott Bay Park are a group of Japanese cherry trees which were planted in 2010 for a special commemoration between Japan and the United States. There is a plaque standing in front of one of the trees and it reads:

Japanese Cherry Trees

Presented to
Port of Seattle

On the 150th anniversary of the
U.S.-Japan Treaty of Amity and Commerce

Commemorating Japan's first diplomatic envoy to the U.S. in 1860

By
Seattle Cherry Blossom and
Japanese Cultural Festival Committee

April 12, 2010

Wikipedia highlights the significance of the treaty between the U.S. and Japan and it reads:

The Treaty of Amity and Commerce, also called the Harris Treaty, between the United States and Japan was signed on the deck of the USS Powhatan in Edo (now Tokyo) Bay on July 29, 1858. It opened the ports of Kanagawa and four other Japanese cities to trade and granted extraterritoriality to foreigners, among a number of trading stipulations.

Anniversary Year: 2010

Year of Event, Organization or Occurance: 1860

Address:
Elliott Bay Park
Seattle, WA


Website: [Web Link]

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