Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Update: Yuso Takesawa and his Hibaku 3rd generation Chinese Parasol tree at Fukuromachi park, Hiroshima



今のアオギリ(袋町公園)の写真を添付します。11月8日、袋町公園で「大イノコ祭り」(高校時代以来の友人の作品。88本の竹のしなりで約2トンの石を持ち上げます)が開催された時、撮影。

お元気で!!
竹澤雄三 

Friday, November 13, 2015

THE HAPPY END 4 - Alberto Gesualdi's Hibaku camphor at SMC, Argentina

Dear Hiroshi

We made already the plaque for our Hibaku camphor tree.

It was made by a manufacturer of plaques since we thought it would be good something solid (the office of SMC is close to the Chacarita Cemetery, the official/public cemetery of Buenos Aires city).


We are close to the planting at TigreJ

Now we are waiting for the firemen station and town hall of Tigre, to approve the fire installations, fire plans, etc… , so we think within 30 days (coming in November), we will be able to take this camphor to Chacarita in Tigre.

Here our camphor looks very happy, he/ she is surrounded by a Japanese cedar seeding and a ficus seedling. The three of them seem to be in good terms (the other two trees will go to Tigre also, but separate planting sites).

 1) The plaque is glued to a piece of gray polished marble.

 2) The marble support has to side guides, with a guide embedded, to allow a piece of glass to be over the plaque, to protect it in case of rain, sun, maybe hail (the area of Tigre where the tree will be, has sometimes, big storms, with hail, but fortunately, there have not been hail the last 4 years).

3) And the base is supported at an angle of 45 degrees, by another piece of marble, very heavy. It is possible to take out the glass's liding it upwards, to clean the glass, and the plaque, if necessary.

Friday, September 4, 2015

THE HAPPY END 3 - Alberto Gesualdi's Hibaku camphor at SMC, Argentina



Hiroshi,

Some new pictures of the tree at our office garden until the day we move it to Tigre.  

I laid stones in the pot for the tree, aligned (we call it, earth pot, it is Little.  Sometimes, when there is wind, the tree sways a bit, and lose the alignment).

Also we attach a support to secure the upper branch, so it won't falling, but standing.

There are Little leaves and sprouts, so our camphor “Totoro” tree is happy with the surroundingsJ

Now September it is, soon Haru (Spring) will come, and we notice that leaves on other trees in our garden are starting to appear.

Mata ne (See you),
Alberto Gesualdi

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Michio Horikawa: Persimmon update on August 6th



本日は広島原爆忌です。我が家にあるNYの砂入博史さんのTree Projectの柿の木の今の姿です。5月頃の嵐の後一部の葉が枯れ落ちてどうなるか心配したのですが、また新しい葉を出そうとしています。安心しました。写真を良く見て下い。世界平和を祈ります!!安保法案反対!!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Yuso Takesawa and his Hibaku 3rd generation Chinese Parasol tree at Fukuromachi park, Hiroshima

竹澤雄三氏と被曝樹木3世アオギリくん。 袋町公園、広島にて。


Yuso Takesawa and his Hibaku 3rd generation Chinese Parasol tree at Fukuromachi park, Hiroshima.


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Fukushima: Mr. Yasuichi Tochikubo - with his newly adopted second generation seedling of a Hibaku Ginkgo tree.

大きな鉢に植え替えられた被曝銀杏2世銀杏の苗と栃窪康一さん。末長くよろしくお願いしますね!福島にて。

Mr. Yasuichi Tochikubo - with his newly adopted second generation seedling of a Hibaku Ginkgo tree. Look forward to the growth for years to come! In Fukushima.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

THE HAPPY END 2 - Alberto Gesualdi's Planting a Hibaku Tree in Argentina - "It is the TOTORO tree!"

Dear Hiroshi,

The camphor seedling is very happy at his/her temporary site , while we wait to take it to Tigre. My daughter came the other day to see it and said, "it is the TOTORO tree!"

And is true, TOTORO, the anime character from Hayao Miyazaki film, lives in a giant camphor treeJ!!!

Kind regards,
Alberto Gesualdi

Friday, August 7, 2015

広島の被曝樹木の記録 Documentations of Hiroshima's Hibaku Trees on Tumblr



In hibakutrees.tumblr.com, you can see pictures of the Hibaku trees in Hiroshima, the trees' approximate distances to the hypocenter and their locations. 

タンブラー hibakutrees.tumblr.comでは被曝樹木の写真の記録、爆心地からの距離、樹木の場所等が記録されています。

Thursday, August 6, 2015

THE HAPPY END - Alberto Gesualdi's Planting a Hibaku Tree in Argentina - It is a Hibaku camphor tree seedling!

Dear Hiroshi

Today we received the tree from seeds of Peace.  Mr. Bernal and Mr. Matayoshi were at the ceremony.

We will keep the seedling temporarily at our inner garden, then to take it out later to a special place built for it, finally to have it at our Tigre new factory!

Thank you for your help and commitment throughout all, it has been valuable time with you on our sideJ!

Kind regards,







Planting a Hibaku Tree in Argentina: Tree Project text piece - a special mention on the Poetry Foundation's blog

A crucial new issue of Evening Will Come is out, compiled and edited by Brandon Shimoda in remembrance of the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki...

Tree Project text piece - a special mention on the Poetry Foundation's blog

"Also captivating is this epistolary exchange (with a genuinely touching ending) between an Argentinian man requesting Hibaku tree seeds from Japan’s Tree Project, so he may “nurture and plant in the new site of our company, at Tigre County, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.” The delivery of the seeds through customs and without governmental assistance proves so tricky that the once-simple project turns into somewhat of a saga, with the repetition of the Japanese proverb “Everything arrives for those who wait,” pictures of their children, architectural plans, and discussions about film."



Saturday, August 1, 2015

"Planting a Hibaku Tree in Argentina" featured in The Volta issue about 70th anniversary of the Atomic Bombing: "EVENING WILL COME"



an online poetry, text magazine, The Volta, Issue 56 | August 2015, honoring the 70th anniversary of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

compiled and edited by 
Brandon Shimoda

contributed by 
...many more
and myself

日系2世のブランドンのブランドン下田氏が手がける詩と文のオンライン雑誌 The Volta, Issue 56 | August 2015は、広島長崎被曝70周年に捧げる号となっております。

私もアルゼンチンのアルバートさんの被曝樹木を手に入れる為のアドベンチャーについてコントリビューションしてます。

My piece is of a collection of email communications between Alberto Gesualdi, Julio Berman and myself for Alberto to acquire a Hibaku seedling in Argentina, "Planting a Hibaku Tree in Argentina." (featuring Christian Holstad)

The photograph above, Christian with Keloidal Scars, was taken by Shōmei Tōmatsu (1930-2012) in Nagasaki, 1961. Photo Credit: Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY.

Vancouver, Canada: Steve Osmond's Hibaku seedling update and his trip to Hiroshima

Hi Hiroshi,

Thanks for your recommendations re; Hiroshima :)

I think I saw my little guys papa while I was there. What a truly magical and special place, I will go back again, next time for a longer period of time. I really, really loved it there!

I also went to Miya-Jima (Miya Island), I will go back there as well, during the evening when all of the tours have left.

Peace, Steve.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Tree Lesson in Resilience - Majulah Singapura: Corrie Tan's Camphor now adopted and planted on the ground at the Singapore Polytechnic





A Tree Lesson in Resilience

This Camphor sapling is grown from the seed of a Hibaku Jumoku: the trees that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6th August 1945. Scientists from the Manhattan Project had predicted that ‘Hiroshima will be barren of life and nothing will grow for 75 years’.  But in the spring of 1946, new shoots sprang up amongst the debris of the city. This surge of life gave hope to survivors of the atomic bomb and now provides us with a powerful reminder of the resilience of life.

Germinated in the backyard of:
 Mr Tan Yew Meng in Oct 2013 
Transplanted to CASS grounds on 3 Jun 2015


Look at how beautiful they are! They are about 11 months old. 

Corrie Tan

Majulah Singapura: Siglap secondary school adopting 2 year old Marianne Pereira's camphor

Hi Hiroshi, the Botanical Gardens has got back to me and put me in touch with a environmentalist, grant Pereira who is doing a lot of good work in South East Asia. He is adopting my hibaku and planting it in a garden that is frequented by college students. Am pleased as the word will spread about the hibaku and it's resilient nature. I will take a photographe and send it to you before the hibaku leaves my corridor. I Am relieved that my hibaku will find mother earth finally as i know it was suffering in the small earthen pot.

Marianne Pereira

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

christina abramowski's Ginkgo Photos from Apr 24, 2015

Hi Hiroshi!!!

Here are two pictures I took today! This first tree has been under a grow light! It was just a stem for over 1 1/2 years!!!!! Now it is BEAUTIFUL!
So now you can tell people that, yes! the gingko trees are deciduous and lose their leaves every fall.......only to come back in the spring with enough light!
This second tree you sent me a seed last year that was sprouted and it grew about 4 leaves and in the fall all the leaves fell off. But today you can see that it is sprouting in just natural daylight! Both trees are in the same window, but the first is under the grow light! I am sooooo excited and wanted you to see my trees!
Love. Peace. Gratitude. Kindness.
Christina

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Michio Horikawa's Hibaku Ginkgo growing well!

本日は憲法記念日です。我が家の庭に植えられているNY在住の砂入博史さんのTree Projectの広島被爆柿の木の子孫です。種をいただいて芽を出したのは2009の7月です。鉢から庭に根付かせて3年目です。瑞々しい葉を見せています。大きく育ってほしいです。

Michio Horikawa

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jill Godmilow's Hibaku Ginkgo growing strong


April 17, 2015 at Jill Godmilow's apt.

Hiroshima: Yuso Takesawa's Hibaku Chinese Parasol tree - a season for growing leaves again!




砂入さま

お元気ですか。桜も終り、さつき、つつじの季節です。
本日の広島は、雨にともなう霧が発生して、広島空港はほぼ全便欠航です。
しばらくNYに伺っていません。

竹澤

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Portland, Oregon: Aija Kanbergs's Hibaku Platanus, Japanese Plane tree has grown to be a beautiful tree!


 


Hi, Hiroshi - somehow I missed all the opportunities for including my tree (a Japanese plane tree) in exhibits/photos.  I got it in early 2011 at the Portland Japanese Garden.  Here are some photos of its life so far.

We get a lot of rain here, and the front yard faces south.  Also, I think the tree is among friends.  Behind it there is a Chinese dogwood, Cornus kousa, and there is a diversity of wildflowers, bees, and other insects.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in this important project.

In peace, Aija Kanbergs
Portland, Oregon

Megan Karlen - an update on our Persimmon Tree

Good Morning Hiroshi,  I wanted to send you an update on our Persimmon Tree.  She is growing beautifully here in Western Massachuse...