JAPANS MIRACLE PINE TREE SCULPTURE

japanese sculpture around the last standing tree tsunami

This week marks the opening of Japan’s “miracle” pine tree monument. After the 2011 tsunami destroyed all but one tree in a large forest along the coast of Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, a massive sculpture molded to look like the tree has been erected in honor of its memory. ┬áThe 88-foot pine survived for 18 months before dying due to the high saline content in the soil and was cut down for long-term preservation. The replica now stands in its place.

Article by: Hannah Ferris

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