Ise City

On April 16, 2014, 32 Friendship Blossoms dogwoods were planted in the Inner Shrine of the Grand Ise Shrine. This wonderful occasion was attended by Ambassador Kennedy, who also took part in the planting.

Ise Jingu is one of the holiest places in Japan, and is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the sun goddess, Amaterasu Omikami. The presence of Friendship Blossoms in such a treasured location is a true honor, and a sign of the commitment found between our two nations. We look forward to seeing Ise‘s Friendship Blossoms bloom in the coming years.

Ambassador Kennedy takes part in a Friendship Blossoms planting in the Inner Shrine of Ise Jingu, 16 April 2014

Ambassador Kennedy takes part in a Friendship Blossoms planting in the Inner Shrine of Ise Jingu, 16 April 2014

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