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The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: A Little Bonsai with a Big Story

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The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: A Little Bonsai with a Big Story by Sandra Moore

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.

"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."

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Ebook Details
Pages: 32
Size: 3.9 MB
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781462917235 (DRM-EPUB)

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