07
Aug-2015

The 390-Year-Old Tree That Survived the Bombing of Hiroshima

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On August 6, 1945, at a quarter-past 8 a.m., bonsai master Masaru Yamaki was inside his home when glass fragments hurtled past him, cutting his skin, after a strong force blew out the windows of the house. The U.S. B-29 bomber called the “Enola Gay” had just dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, at a site just two miles from the Yamaki home…

Read more of the Smithsonian article on the Yamaki Pine by Katie Nodjimbadem here.

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