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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Miharu Takizakura ~ Another April

The pride of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, is a 1000 year old weeping cherry tree. Its bloom this spring was a lesson in endurance, documented on film.


Miharu Takizakura, a weeping cherry tree (Prunus pendula) has survived over 1000 years; it grows less than 30 miles

from the Fukushima Nuclear facility.

Photo: hidebo

Our friend Masashi Yamaguchi writes:

A former student of my father’s old school(high school) joined a project to shoot a movie on Miharu Takizakura in Fukushima. She asked my father to spread this news and I think you might be interested.

Miharu Takizakura is one of the three biggest cherry blossom trees in Japan. The tree is more than 1000 years old and it bloomed this year too and then made the local people happy although it is located only 49 km (29 miles) from Fukushima Nuclear Plants.

Miharu is a name of the city, Takizakura means “waterfall cherry blossom” since it is a creeping type cultivar.

The leader of this project, Ayako Imaizumi, born in Fukushima Prefecture, is a Japanese movie director. She thought of making a movie on Miharu Takizakura to show the innocent power of nature to the people around the world. She also wanted to encourage the Japanese, especially the people living in Fukushima.

Miharu Takizakura is the pride of Fukushima. Could you check the youtube link below?

The members of this project opened their own page and uploaded the movie with English subs. They are planning to hold a slide show event all over Japan.

Many thanks and best wishes,


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