The Bonsai Tree that Survived Hiroshima’s Atomic Bombing

Pohon bonsai berusia 400 tahun ini ditanam pada tahun 1625 dan telah menyaksikan banyak sejarah selama masa hidupnya
30 Jul 2023
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This 400-year-old bonsai tree was planted in 1625 and has seen a lot of history in its lifetime. The tree even survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, even though it was only two miles away from the blast site.

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The bonsai tree is a Japanese white pine and is about two feet tall. The tree has been cared for by the Yamaki family for several generations and is now part of the bonsai collection at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum in Washington, D.C.

On the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the bonsai tree was in a greenhouse located in the Yamaki family's garden. The greenhouse protected the tree from most of the blast, and only a few branches were broken. The bonsai tree was then moved to a safer location and continues to thrive today.

The bonsai tree is a symbol of resilience and hope. The tree has been through a lot in the past 400 years, including World War II and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. However, the tree has persisted and continues to grow strong. The tree is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope for a better future.

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