The astonishing 390-year old bonsai tree that survived the Hiroshima atomic blast

August 4, 2015 7:19 PM

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The astonishing 390-year old bonsai tree that survived the Hiroshima atomic blast

The history of a 390-year old bonsai tree at the National Arboretum that survived the Hiroshima atomic blast is being honored this week. Thursday marks the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.

The Japanese White Pine is in the Arboretum’s National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. The tree was donated in 1976 by bonsai master Masaru Yamaki as part of Japan’s Bicentennial gift to the American people.

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