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Tree /樹木

According to "Research on Survival and Damage of War-Wounded Trees in the Three Wards of Tokyo" (Hisayo Negishi and Hirotugu Kanno, 2014), there are 131 trees, of which 33 trees are missing or whose existence cannot be confirmed.

These war-wounded trees are those that were bombed by the Tokyo Air Raid on March 10, 1945 in Sumida, Taito, and Koto wards in the eastern part of Tokyo and have survived the war. The trees are sometimes mentioned together with those of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which were burnt by atomic bombs in the same year, but there seems to be a considerable difference in how they are recognized as landmarks of war sites, due to the differences in the postwar history of the cities. While some of the trees themselves are enshrined in the precincts of shrines, others have been forgotten over time, and some have been cut down due to landscape and other issues.



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