Cherry blossom trees symbolize enduring U.S.-Japan ties [video]

In 1912, Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki made a gift of more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees to the United States.

Instructions to use 360-degree videoThe cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin in Washington are symbols of the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan. Today, they attract 1.5 million visitors a year, and an annual Cherry Blossom Festival honors both American and Japanese cultures.

Take a virtual walk among the cherry trees, and look around by clicking and dragging on the video above.