Courtesy U.S. National Arboretum
Mr. and Mrs. Yukio Ozaki 尾崎行雄夫妻
The probable diplomatic setback was alleviated by letters
from the Secretary of State to the Japanese Ambassador expressing the deep
regret of all concerned. All parties involved from Japan met the distressing
news with determination and good will.
Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki and others suggested a second donation be made,
and the Tokyo City Council authorized this plan. The number of trees had
now increased to 3,020.
The scions for these trees were taken in December 1910 from the famous
collection along the bank of the Arakawa River in Adachi Ward, a suburb
of Tokyo, and grafted onto specially selected understock produced in Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture.