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This grand Japanese black pine tree is over 200 years old and stands firmly in the garden of a wedding venue which used to be a private home looking out onto the Tenma River. In the fall of 1941, the master of the house asked his family to take care of his Japanese pine, located in a well-tended garden, when he left to fight in the war. That request became his last words to his family, and the garden passed into the hands of his young son, and then to his children, across the generations. On August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Located 1,900 meters from the hypocenter, the house was spared from the blast winds; however, it wasn’t spared from the ensuing fire that spread from a neighboring building. Although the house burned, the Japanese black pine managed to survive, becoming something of a guardian spirit to the house and family. In 2022, the land that the house was located on became a wedding venue under the condition that the Japanese black pine be preserved and displayed. It was then that the tree was registered by the City of Hiroshima as an official hibaku tree that survived the bombing. The tree that watched over its family through the ages now watches over the happiness of all who visit.


Black pine at that time in the garden of a private house

A-Bombed Trees MAP

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※ 広島市では、爆心地から概ね2km以内で被爆し、再び芽吹いた木々を「被爆樹木」として登録しています。

The City of Hiroshima has registered as A-Bombed Trees that were exposed to radiation within approx.
2 km of the blast hypocenter and went on to bud again.

協力:公益財団法人 広島平和文化センター・広島市植物公園 樹木医/堀口力 2023年7月現在