A 400 year-old Bonsai tree survived the Hiroshima bombing!

A 400 year-old Bonsai tree survived the Hiroshima bombing!

During the Second World War, a B-29 bomber dropped the first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan, killing thousands of people there and then. However, a small Bonsai tree survived. At the time it was over 300 years old, having been planted in the 1600’s.

Japan actually gifted the tree to the United States for it's bi-centennial, along with 53 other bonsai trees. All of these trees now resides in the U.S. Capital, and are considered one of the most striking collections there. The Bonsai is now 400 years old and probably has tons of stories to tell.

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