|(photos credit: Japan Culture NYC)|
It's been 100 years since the cherry blossom was brought from Japan to the United States and Japan is celebrating the centennial in New York City.
The special event of turning Times Square cherry blossom pink was a kick-off to a week of celebrations. The display which officially launched on March 1st will repeat a few times each hour during the month.
Other events include Grand Central Station's Vanderbilt Hall transformed on March 3rd into a showcase for Japanese food and merchandise and will include performances (think drums and harps) and cooking demonstrations. A Japan Booth at the New York Times Travel Booth at the Javits Convention Center on March 2nd-4th welcomed visitors to explore their dream Japan vacation.
Visit japantravelinfo.com for more information on the week of special events.