Thursday, October 15, 2009

The story of my Hibaku Chinese Parasol Tree in Hiroshima: Now it is planted in the park of Hiroshima

This Chinese Parasol Tree seedling was given to Mr. Yuso Takesawa.

The Parasol Tree with Mr. Yuso Takesawa.

Temporarily, the Parasol Tree stayed in Mr. Takesawa's friend's place.

Now Mr. Takesawa got a permission from the city of Hiroshima to plant Hibaku Chinese Parasol Tree in Fukuromachi Kouen (park) in central Hiroshima. Mr. Takesawa (the third person from left) planted Parasol seedling along with Mr. Ishimaru (left), Ms. Kimie Sakaki (2nd left) and Mr. Takesawa's wife.


"Mr. Sunairi, this is our ceremony of planting Hibaku Chinese Parasol seedling. He (the tree) is independent now. I hope he will grow healthy!"


"Mr. Takesawa, Thank you for such a warm ceremony. The seedling look very good planted on the ground. I will send my healthy wish for the seedling from New York."

UTNE READER Choose Hiroshi Sunairi as one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World"

Hiroshi Sunairi: Founder, Tree Project

Utne Reader visionary
November-December 2009
by Staff, Utne Reader

Taking seeds from trees that survived the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast, this artist-cum-entrepreneur has encouraged people to plant them all over the world. By creating beauty from devastation, the creator cultivates peace.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The NYTimes: The Whispering Leaves of the Hiroshima Ginkgo Trees