Friendships Endure Over Many Miles And Many Years

Japanese Lantern in Sakura Park, New York City was a gift of international friendship from the city of Tokyo in 1960. A traditional lantern design it is an example of the style known as kasuga-toro, and includes a stylized lotus flower at the base of the capital, reliefs of imaginary animals, and a capstone with six volutes. The park’s name Sakura is from the Japanese word for cherry tree. New York City Parks Department received in 1912 over two thousand cherry trees planted throughout the park and in the vicinity. 

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