Ένα 388 ετών bonsai που επέζησε από τη Χιροσίμα

Αυτό το που βλέπεις στις φωτογραφίες βρίσκεται στο National Bonsai & Penjing Museum και είναι 388 ετών. Φυτεύτηκε το 1625 και πρόκειται για μία Λευκή Πεύκη (Pinus parviflora ‘Miyajima’) γνωστό και ως “αυτό που επιβίωσε από τη Χιροσίμα”.

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Η ιστορία του έχει ως εξής:

On the morning of August 6, 1945, all the Yamaki family members were inside their home. The bomb exploded about three kilometers (less than two miles) from the family compound. The blast blew out all the glass windows in the home, and each member of the family was cut from the flying glass fragments. Miraculously, none of them suffered any permanent injury.

The great old Japanese white pine and a large number of other bonsai were sitting on benches in the garden. Amazingly, none of these bonsai were harmed by the blast either, as the nursery was protected by a tall wall. The bonsai originally came from Miyajima Island which is just south of Hiroshima. Japanese white pine bonsai from Miyajima are considered very valuable because they are so rare.

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