Thursday, August 10, 2017

THE HAPPY END 17 - Alberto and new Hibaku Ginkgo seeds in Argentina

Dear Hiroshi / Adriana

First gingko seed seems now showing the first hint of a sprout today august 9th. It is white, so I do not know yet if it is a root or a green sprout (to orientate the seed properly, down or up).

How amazing  and how quickly it germinated, the jar was prepared on July 29th, just 11 days ago.

I will keep you posted, I have the jar in the kitchen with a light that is on the 24 hours, every night when I arrive back from the office, I rotate the jar so the three seeds receive in turn, the light over them.



Hi Hiroshi


The second camphor tree we planted, the local Camphor, not the Hibaku one here in Tigre, is blooming for the first time.

The other camphor Hibaku Jyumoku that we receive from Julio Bernal & Semillas Paz, has their roots down earth, we still hope to have a sprout going up through the circle of white stones some day.


THE HAPPY END 16 - Alberto and new Hibaku Ginkgo seeds in Argentina

Alerto and Adriana,

Hi, one of the participants' sister, Adriana is traveling back to Argentina with a handful of Hibaku Ginkgo seeds to Argentina on airplane.

I asked her to take enough for herself, her friends and you, Alberto, so please contact each other to make an arrangements to pick up. Adriana said she is close to Tigre. The rest, you guys can talk in email to make it happen.

She said she was flying on coming Wed. She can inform you, Alberto more about the timing.

I think you guys can split the seeds so there are enough for both sides.

Good Luck

Hiroshi Sunairi


Hi Hiroshi
wonderful news !!

We will expect about Adriana news .

Adriana, I work at Troncos del Talar, the Parque Industrial Tigre, so when you have settled down after your trip, please called me and we will arrange meeting

As we told Hiroshi SAN, the camphor three we planted, did not survive, or at least, it went dry, anyway we did not take out the root, and we commemorated the dried seedling with a circle of small stones, where the root was, and we planted another camphor tree right by, that it is not from Hiroshima but a local Tigre greenhouse / vivero seedling.

we will keep posting results of the germination of Gingko seeds :) as soon as we met Adriana

Alberto Gesualdi


Thank you Hiroshi!

I will be in Buenos Aires on Saturday, so next week I will be calling your friend,and hope to have good news in a short time!



Hi Hiroshi,

We are in contact with Adriana, she is returning to Argentina tomorrow Saturday, so we will meet next week here in Tigre….What a feeling I feel…can´t wait...

I have a mondai - problem, concerning the preparation of gingko seeds, I read in your blog, that is necessary to soak them on water, and then, in bleach ?? is it safe to use bleach ??

I suppose that the water soaking is to help the outside part of the seed to soften, so the sprout can go out easier.

But the part of the bleach is something I am afraid, I would like to have the seeds in water and then, as we were taught at primary school, to use a glass of water with cotton in the bottom with water and to put the seed on the upper part of the glass, with a holder of carton, under a light, and wait until the sprout goes out.

Do you have any  recommendations on this process of germination??



Hi Hiroshi!!

Now Alberto and I have each phone number, next week I am going to give him the seeds.
Thank you so much !!!!



Thank you, Adriana!

Alberto goes way back having wanted hi hibaku seeds for about 2-3years and when he got the hibaku seedling from Botanical garden which got their hibaku seeds from the UN connection. Then unfortunately Alberto's seedling has died so this is such an exciting news for him!!!


Hiroshi Sunairi


To be continued with THE HAPPY END 17 - Alberto and new Hibaku Ginkgo seeds in Argentina

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Spain: Blanca de la Torre's Chinese Hackberry tree and the exhibiton, Hybris at MUSAC, Spain

Dear Hiroshi,

I just wanted to thank you again for participating in Hybris exhibition. The show is being a total success, we are already getting a lot of press (unfortunately only national press, it´s hard to get international press here). Even on TV,  actually one of the best cultural programs in Spain, Metrópolis, is going to make a special program on the show. So I am really happy!

And people love your project. I also wanted to let you know that next week I will be in Miami teaching a workshop on eco-aesthetics. Link here

And I will speak about your project too. In the meantime I send you a pic of the other tree, the one planted in the garden ;)

"HYBRIS. A Possible Approach to Ecoaesthetics"
(curated by Blanca de la Torre)
17 June, 2017 - 7 January, 2018
at MUSAC (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Majulah Singapura - Tree Project in Singapore: Marianne Pereira's Hibau Camphor was adopted and now growing wonderfully

Hello Hiroshi

How are you doing these days. I notice that you are doing wonderful things, meeting exciting people and enjoying life to the hilt. Am happy for you.

I have finally managed to locate a friend to send me a photo of my prized hibaku. Hope you will like it nestled in the midst of Singapore's luxuriant flora. It is looking good don't you agree?

This friend is keen on growing hibaku too, would you be able to spare us some more seeds? Do you think this would be possible.

Looking forward to hearing from you.  

Wish you all the best


Friday, November 4, 2016

Megan Karlen's Persimmon update


Hello and I wanted to send you a pic of the Persimmon tree changing into fabulous colors for the Fall season. 
Location: North Adams, MA 
First all green and then ... 

Megan Karlen

Sunday, October 30, 2016




Hiroshi Sunairi

“What the modern movie lacks is beauty,” said D.W. Griffith, “the beauty of the moving wind in the trees.”

Saturday, August 27, 2016

THE HAPPY END 15 - Alberto and another Hibaku Camphor in Argentina


This is another Hibaku tree, given by Julio Bernal and Semillas de Paz, to the neighborhood Barbarita, very close to the premises of SMC AR Tigre, where the other hibaku is planted. Around 1.000 meters, 10 blocks, more or less between them.

Both are camphor trees.

These photos are from hibaku camphor tree planted at the entrance square of the neighbourhood, it is already a mature seedling, and the site of planting is excellent, it has a 360 degree visual.

Also it was good to see many kids from the neighbourhood participating in the planting, may this planting be for them a moment of remembrance in the future



Sunday, August 21, 2016

Alex's Aikido Sensei has a Hibaku Chinese Hackberry seedling!

Sensei Ryūgan R.D. Savoca

Brooklyn Aikikai is a nonprofit martial arts center in Brooklyn, New York, offering training in aikido, zen, misogi, and iaido.

THE HAPPY END 14 - Alberto's Cherry Prunus, Argentina

Hiroshi / Julio

This past weekend we went to Baredero with my wife, this is a town around 145 km NE Buenos Aires, at the National Route 9 that goes to Rosario, Km 301

We have a strange winter now, this past week the average daylight temperature around 20 degrees celsius, so trees begun to flower.

The enclosed photo is from a cherry tree prunus type, quite like the 7 cherry trees we planted on august 6th 2016 at SMC Tigre.

Of course this cherry tree of Baradero is older, no less than 30 years, since the town of Baradero is the oldest of the province Buenos Aires, it was founded on 1615 by a Spanish conqueror, Hernandarias.


THE HAPPY END 17 - Alberto and new Hibaku Ginkgo seeds in Argentina

Dear Hiroshi / Adriana First gingko seed seems now showing the first hint of a sprout today august 9 th . It is white, so I do n...