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    Seiichi Tokuyama, a 25-year-old native of Japan, climaxed a journey across the United States on foot Wednesday (30 September) by placing paper cranes -- Japanese symbols of peace -- on the grave of President Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.

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    Seiichi Tokuyama, a 25-year-old native of Japan, climaxed a journey across the United States on foot Wednesday (30 September) by placing paper cranes -- Japanese symbols of peace -- on the grave of President Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

    In the pushcart, in which he carried his belongings, Tokuyama carried 50,000 paper cranes made by 5,000 Japanese. Before going to Washington, Tokuyama visited New York City to meet the widow of the late President. A meeting was arranged and Tokuyama presented the former First Lady with a string of cultured pears.

    From New York he set out on foot for Washington. And after his visit there he plans to set out on the return trip to Los Angeles, a distance of almost 3,000 miles, the same way he came - on foot. It took him five months to make the first crossing of the continent.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA59XDI2V7IRQGKMQLELJ01C112
    Media URN:
    VLVA59XDI2V7IRQGKMQLELJ01C112
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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