Tour of A-bombed trees will be postponed


The tour of A-bombed tree scheduled tomorrow will be postponed as the chance of rain will be 70%. If it rains, it is difficult to walk and we cannot observe the trees very well. Therefore we decided to postpone the tour.

We apologize to those who have signed up for the tour.
We will reschedule the date and conduct the tour sometime soon.
We will let you know the revised schedule as soon as the date is fixed.

Thank you!

Invitation to a tour of A-bombed trees



We would like to invite you to the tour of A-bombed trees, guided by Mr. Chikara Horiguchi, a tree doctor, from 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5.
Mr. Horiguchi will explain the conditions of each tree and various episodes.

The tour will start from the aogiri on the north side of Peace Memorial Museum and visit 11 locations of the A-bombed trees in the central part of Hiroshima in two hours.

Date: Thursday, October 5

Meeting time: 0:45 p.m.

Meeting place: In front of Peace Memorial Museum


Gifts will be presented to the participants.

We look forward to your participation.



Good evening.
I would like to write about the A-bombed wisterias, which were the most impressive trees for me. They are at Senda Elementary School.

The twisted trunks have painful scars from the heat rays, but the wisterias are trying their best to live and looking after the children.

A-bombed gingko tree at Koi Elementary School


With regard to the A-bombed gingko tree at Koi Elementary School Ms. Shikai wrote about, we received the following message from the Peace Promotion Department of the City of Hiroshima.

Thank you for giving us the information of the A-bombed tree.。
In order to maintain the precious A-bombed trees that have revived from the A-bomb ashes and that are witnesses of the atomic bombing, the City of Hiroshima has started in 1993 to register the A-bombed trees within about two kilometers from the hypocenter. Today, we have registered about 160 trees at 55 locations in the “list of A-bombed buildings and others,” based on the City’s guidelines to officially record the A-bombed buildings in Hiroshima.

One of the criteria of the trees to be registered is that they are located within “about two kilometers” from the hypocenter. The buildings in this area were all destroyed and burned. So were the trees. The trees that survived the disaster of the atomic bombing and those which sprouted again from the stumps of the burned trees have been registered as A-bombed trees.

Another criterion is that the trees to be registered must be planted at public places. Temples and shrines are considered as public places, but the trees in private people’s gardens do not satisfy this criterion. This criterion was included so that anyone can visit the trees, feel the power of life from the trees that survived the atomic bombing and think about peace.

As the gingko tree is located away from the hypocenter, we are sorry to say that it cannot be included in the City’s list of the A-bombed trees, but we would like the tree to be taken good care of so that the tree will help people think about peace.

For further details, please contact the Peace Promotion Department of the City of Hiroshima at 082-242-7831.


Green Greetings Project is introducing the A-bombed trees in the list of the Peace Promotion Department of the City of Hiroshima. There are many other A-bombed trees that are not registered by the city. We would like many people to know about these trees, too, so we will write about them in our blog.

We welcome any information on A-bombed trees.

Thank you.

A-bombed gingko tree at Koi Elementary School


We would like to introduce the following information given by Ms. Chinami Shikai, who is a teacher at Taipei Japanese School.

I am a teacher at Koi Elementary School in the Nishi Ward of Hiroshima, but I am temporarily teaching at Taipei Japanese School in the Republic of China. Since seven years ago, I started peace activities with children at Koi Elementary School. We invited people from the local community to tell us about their experience of the atomic bombing.

There was a big gingko tree in front of a warehouse of the gymnasium. The playground was redeveloped after the war, and so the area is now outside the school ground. The gingko tree shed many leaves in autumn and watched over the children.

On the right side of the gingko tree, there were many A-bombed cherry trees. Every year, the blossoms gave us encouragement. The cherry trees were also transplanted to other locations when the playground was redeveloped.

At the south end of the school, there were two large bead trees that also survived the atomic bombing. Many survivors told us that they were exposed to the atomic bomb under the bead trees. They were students of this school, and on that morning, they were practicing flag signals. Because it was a hot summer day, their teacher told them to go under the shade of the trees, when the bomb exploded.

Koi Elementary School became a temporary rescue station, and many people were buried in the school ground. We hear that the school was full of injured people and dead people everywhere, including toilets, corridors, the gym and classrooms.

We must not forget the gingko tree, which survived the atomic bombing and has tried hard to live, so I wrote this email. I hope Hiroshima will continue to be a sanctuary to which people send their wish for peace from all over the world.


Ms. Shikai, thank you very much for your precious information. In the future, when we may not be able to have many opportunities to listen to A-bomb survivors, we must be the ones to carry on their testimonies to the future generations so that they will not be forgotten.

We have forwarded Ms. Shikai’ s information to the Peace Promotion Department. When we hear from them, we will write about it in this blog.
Green Greetings welcomes your information on A-bombed trees.

We welcome information on A-bombed trees


The trees that survived the atomic bombing have lived strongly over the years.
We must not forget what happened in the past.
We want many people to know about these trees.
There may be information not known to many people.

If you know some information, please write to

We will write about your information in our blog.

Green Greetings has started writing blog


Last year was the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima.
In that year, we took up the theme of A-bombed trees.

They were exposed to the blast but sprouted again. These trees that have survived until today have given us hope and encouragement.

“We want many people to understand the A-bombed trees in Hiroshima.”
With this hope, Green Greetings Project was launched.

We have decided to continue the project this year too.

There are unknown A-bombed trees in Hiroshima. From last year to this year, eight trees were newly registered as A-bombed trees. At the same time, some A-bombed trees have died.

We would like to keep these A-bombed trees, their stories and their vitalities to our future generations.

Through this blog, Green Greetings would like to receive information from our readers and want the information to be widely known. We also would like to write about how the A-bombed trees are today.

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