The Honorary Consul for Japan in Wales, Keith Dunn, OBE, has confirmed that 100 Sakura Cherry Trees are to be donated by the people of Japan to the people of Cardiff, symbolising the friendship between Wales and Japan are to be planted in Cardiff's Parks in November.
He has suggested that fifty of these trees could be planted in Bute Park to replace those that were vandalised last week in a recent attack at the Park.
The trees are to be gifted to the City from a project linked with the Japan – UK Season of Culture which is being celebrated here in the UK and in Japan.
Keith Dunn said
” These trees are a strong symbol of our friendship that can be supported and enjoyed by future generations and I hope these new planting will be embraced by our communities for the future. Our mission is to create a legacy for future generations and to bring a sign of the relationship between Japan and to our communities here in Wales. As we enjoy the cherry blossom each spring, they will remind us of a new season of potential collaborations and growing friendship.