The Cherry Blossom Festival took place this weekend in Hanoi to celebrate mutual understanding and friendship between the two countries.
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10,000 Japanese cherry branches on display in Hanoi
The highlight of the event was the display of 200 cherry trees and 10,000 cherry branches from Japan at the Ly Thai To Park, near the Hoan Kiem Lake in the downtown of Hanoi.
Growers and horticulturalists will be dispatched by the Japanese government to take care of the planting as well as ensure that the flowers will continue to bloom each year.
Japanese experts said the cherry trees from northeastern Japan are suitable with the weather conditions and soil in Hanoi. They will be planted at Hoa Binh Park on Hoang Quoc Viet Street in Bac Tu Liem District.
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The meaning of the events
This year marks the tenth cherry blossom festival held in Hanoi. It is considered the most outstanding event of the year to introduce Japanese culture to local residents and visitors.
The cherry blossom festival also took place during the weekend in Halong City in the northern province of Quang Ninh.