March 23rd marks Japanese Culture Day at the Library of Congress. The events are being held at the Thomas Jefferson Building, the main one directly across from the Capitol. We’re intrigued by this one.
Lecture by Ambassador John Malott Thursday, March 28, 2013, noon to 1 p.m. Ambassador John Malott lectures on the history of the 1912 gift of cherry trees from the City of Tokyo to Washington.
If you’re like me, you only know the basics, the roles played by Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore, First Lady Helen Taft, and the couple team of David Fairchild and Marian Bell.
Earlier this year, I met Diana Parsell. She is writing a book on Scidmore, who came up with the idea to plant cherry trees in Washington. While we wait for her book, this lecture will tidy us over.
Rob DeFeo, the long time soothsayer has retired from his annual duty of predicting the peak days. Historian James Perry steps in. He will announce the all-important dates in early March.
If you’re a Nats fan, the peak weekend might extend into Monday, when the home nine are scheduled to lift the lid on the season, hosting the Marlins.
Ah, comfort and warmth...