Tōrō & Rose
The Japanese sent Seattle a stone lantern and the Americans responded with 1000 Roses. These were transported on the ship Hie Maru.
The event allows four fictional characters to become friends - Makoto, a Japanese gardener, Frank, an American gardener, Tōrō, a gentle Chin dog and Rose, a grumpy cat.
When war breaks out in 1941, these characters, understanding that we share more in common then we hold in differences, preserve their friendship and work to plant the seeds of peace.