These Cherry Blosom cufflinks represent Washington DC at the best time of year the springtime. The first trees were a gift from The Japanise. 3,020 cherry trees were shipped to the United States as a gift of friendship in 1912. Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador and First Lady Taft, planted the first two cherry trees on the northern bank of the Tidal Basin. Two of the original cherry trees are still standing today near the John Paul Jones statue at the south end of 17th Street. The rest of the trees are planted around the Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park. A perfect corporate gift for those visiting DC or just a reminder of a special city at a special time of year.