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Submission + - Rare 388-Year-Old Bonsai Tree Survived Hiroshima Atomic Blast ( 1

Rebecka writes: According to a report from, one in particular, a rare Japanese White Pine from Miyajima is not only 388-years-old, but also reportedly survived the Hiroshima blast in Japan on Aug. 6, 1945. The bonsai, currently on display at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the United State National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., has been deemed a “Hiroshima Survivor.”

The bonsai which was originally created in 1625 and owned by the late Masaru Yamaki, a bonsai master and longtime member of the Japanese bonsai community, was reportedly caring for the specific tree among others the day of the Hiroshima bombing. According to the National Bonsai Foundation the tree survived even after the bomb exploding less than two miles from their family hom

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Rare 388-Year-Old Bonsai Tree Survived Hiroshima Atomic Blast

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  • Interesting article, but the first sentence of the second paragraph is confusing as written. It makes it sound like the bonsai was caring for itself. The way you wrote it in the article was correct, so it was probably just a typo. Also, you left the e off "home" at the end of the summary.

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