The Official Development Agency of the City of Vilnius

C. Sugihara Cherry Garden

In 2001, on the right bank of the Neris River near the White Bridge and next to the National Gallery of Arts, an alley of 200 Japanese Sakuras, also known as Japanese Cherry Trees, was planted. They are a gift to Vilnius from the Japanese Government for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Chiune Sugihara, a man who, during the Second World War, saved thousands of Jews from Lithuania, Poland and Germany. On the monument located near the entrance to the garden, it is written that these cherry trees are a gift from the Japanese to Lithuania, dedicated to strengthening ties between the two countries.

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