Nagaoka City

On April 29, 2014, 100 Friendship Blossoms dogwoods were planted at the Nagaoka Institute of Design, in Nagaoka City, Niigata Precture. The planting was attended by members of the local and regional governments, as well as a representative from the U.S. Embassy in Japan.

Nagaoka City is famous for its large fireworks festival, held every summer, and local history tells the story of “Kome Hyappyo,” or “The Hundred Bags of Rice,” which demonstrates Nagaoka’s spirit of investment in education and human resources. We are excited to see our Friendship Blossoms planted in a city with such a proud history of valuing education, and we look forward to seeing these blossoms grow in the future.



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