Sunday, May 31, 2009

Uta Tachibana's persimmon seed pot grew a mysterious mushroom!!

Uta Tachibana planted Persimmon seed on May 30

My friend, Hiroshi Tachibana's son just planted Persimmon seed on Sunday, May 30. Hiroshi's wife, Tina Schneider wrote about the planting below. Please check out his son, Uta's site with his drawings, his favorite bands, movies and great interview session with Uta Tachibana at

"This morning Uta planted a tree seed given to him by our friend Hiroshi Sunairi ('The good Hiroshi', as he has come to be distinguished by Uta). This seed is very special because it is a great grandchild of a Hibaku Tree. Hibaku means something that has experienced a nuclear bomb. These are the trees that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945.

Hiroshi Sunairi is fostering many of these seeds, placing them in homes all over the United States and the world. His efforts will culminate in an exhibition, where the seedlings will make their debut, at The Horticultural Society of New York in December 2009. We are so honored to take part."
---Tina Schneider

Then one day my friend, Hiroshi, the father of Uta told me that a strange mushroon started to grow in persimmon seed pot.....not a persimmon here is the pic. Though it is mysterious where it came from......but Congratulations, Uta for cultivating a life!!!

"The other day I told you about Uta accidentaly pushing the mushroom and killing it, however, the new mushroom started to sprout again."
---Hiroshi Tachibana


Oh, I guess, Congratulations, again Uta!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Yumeno Shimoda planted Chinese Parasol tree seeds on May 26, 2009 下田夢乃ちゃんが、被曝アオギリの種を植えました。

On May 26, 2009, Yumeno planted Chinese Parasol seeds in a pot in her backyard in East Village with her parents, Kenji and Yayoi Shimoda. Yumeno and Kenji replanted their Tomato seedling into a bigger pot, hoping to grow more Tomatoes. Afterwords, Yumeno played piano and wrote her name in her hand writing. Good Luck with watering!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sabine Vockins planted Persimmon and Jujube seeds on Memorial Day

On a sunny day May 25, Memorial Day, Sabine Vockins planted the seeds with Catherine and Derek, the parents on May 25, Momorial Day. Good Luck with watering!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lucy Davis - "The seeds arrived safely!" In Singapore!

"The seeds arrived safely! Will let you know how they grow in Paris and Singapore! Of course memories of the war are also of much importance here."
Lucy Davis (Singapore), a visual artist/art writer and her partner, Philippe Foulfoin (Paris), a French landscape architect will grow Chinese Parasol Tree seeds in their garden in Singapore and in his garden in Paris. Lucy is working on relationships between humans wood and trees in Southeast Asia.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Alan Berger had workshop of Ginkgo seed planitng at PEACE THROUGH PLAY NURSERY SCHOOL IN UPSTATE NEW YORK more than one year ago.

In these recent pictures, these children are replanting grown Ginkgo seedlings into a larger pots.

Below are documentations of workshop of Ginkgo Tree Seeds planting AT PEACE THROUGH PLAY NURSERY SCHOOL IN UPSTATE NEW YORK more than one year ago.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hibaku seed planting workshop by Gary Baxter Smith at Madrona Elementary School in Edmonds, WA

At Madrona Elementary School in Edmonds, WA, Gary Baxter Smith had a workshop with 9 students, planting an assortment of seeds including persimmon, chinese date, japanese hackberry, chinese parasol tree, the holly and the persian lilac.

"We had a very intense planting of your seeds. This was the children's first exposure to such a big idea as a bomb that could destroy trees and plants and other living things. They understood and were very serious about planting the seeds. Our school character trait of the month is Perseverance. Very apt for this project." --- Gary Baxter Smith

Documentation of Persimmon seeds planting in "Eat Clay or Die" at Greenwich House Pottery

May 12, 2009

Over 30 people came to pick up their Hibaku Persimmon seeds (カキノキ) at Greenwich House Pottery, NYC. This Tree Project event was a part of "Eat Clay or Die" exhibition curated by Michele Quan & Susannah Tisue.
Info about Persimmon tree 1, 2

Here are documentations of all the people who planted their Persimmon seeds.
(First name in alphabetical order)
Alex Neroulias

Allan Bailey

Audrey Tran

Ben Hayes for Isabel and Beth

Chie Kawasaki

Del Feldman

Francine Harris

Gustavo Velasquez & Estela Velazquez

Hidenori Ishii

Spain: Blanca de la Torre’s Hibaku Sendan has bloomed

Hiroshi, one of your trees has bloomed!!!!! :) -Blanca de la Torre