Early cherry blossoms in Okinawa

Early cherry blossoms in Okinawa

Photo by Kaori Kinjo

Aloha! I wanted to share with you a recent email from Kaori Kinjo from Japan, with great news about the cherry tree we planted at on the campus of University of the Ryukyus.

Kaori is a staff member of the International Division at the University of the Ryukyus and helped coordinate my visit to Okinawa last fall.

She writes:

“I am very pleased to let you know a sakura tree planted by President Greenwood recently bloomed 5-6 small flowers!!!

When it was planted, I was told it would take 3-4 years to grow and bloom flowers.

In Okinawa, we enjoy cherry blossom in January-February and we sometimes observed President Greenwood’s tree just in case. In mid-February, we were very surprised to find just one flower on her sakura tree!!  Then it had 5-6 flowers!!”

Early cherry blossoms in Okinawa

Photo by Kaori Kinjo

View photos from my trip to Okinawa.