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The Peace Tree from Hiroshima : The Little Bonsai with a Big StorySKU: 9784805313473 Supplier: Tuttle Publishing
Author : Sandra Moore
Format : Hardback | 32 pages
Dimensions : 216 x 279 x 12.7mm | 482g
Publication Date: 14 Jul 2015
This true children's story is told by a little bonsai tree, called Miyajima, that lived with the same family in the Japanese city of Hiroshima for more than 300 years before being donated to the National Arboretum in Washington DC in 1976 as a gesture of friendship between America and Japan to celebrate the American Bicentennial.
From the Book:
"In 1625, when Japan was a land of samurai and castles, I was a tiny pine seedling. A man called Itaro Yamaki picked me from the forest where I grew and took me home with him. For more than three hundred years, generations of the Yamaki family trimmed and pruned me into a beautiful bonsai tree. In 1945, our household survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In 1976, I was donated to the National Arboretum in Washington D.C., where I still live today-the oldest and perhaps the wisest tree in the bonsai museum."