SAN FRANCISCO — In celebration of the U.S.-Japan cherry blossom centennial, a ceremonial planting of six cherry blossom trees will take place on Wednesday, June 13, at 10 a.m. at Union Square Park on Post Street between Stockton and Powell in San Francisco.
The event is presented by the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, the City and County of San Francisco, and the Union Square Business Improvement District.
The trees given to the U.S. by Japan in 1912 continue to bloom every year as a symbol of friendship between the two countries. The anniversary has been marked by a series of plantings across the country.
The San Francisco event is free and open to the public. RSVP to [email protected] or (415) 781-7880.
Parking is available in the Union Square, Ellis-O’Farrell and Sutter-Stockton garages.