Hibaku trees: the trees that survived the atomic bombings/Nature tells us with no ideological standpoint about war atomic bombs peace nature and the environment - Dr. Chikara Horiguchi
Monday, April 28, 2014
Sacramento in Georgetown, CA: Mr. Green Thumb, Zack Dowell's Hibaku Ginkgo and Jujube planting
A few days ago, I received in the mail another shipment of Hibaku seeds – two more ginkgo and twojujube – from my friend Hiroshi Sunairi, he of Tree Project Film fame.
In the package was a screener of Hiroshi’s film, and it is beautiful and thoughtful and has a gentle rhythm, and the skies and clouds of Hiroshima remind me of the skies in Miyakazi films, and many of the Hibaku Trees are camphor besides – recall that in Tonari no Totoro/My Neighbor Totoro, Satsuki and Mei move into the Japanese countryside, a giant camphor tree nearby being one of their father’s main reasons for choosing the house.