A joint UNITAR/ANT-Hiroshima Initiative
Green Legacy Hiroshima is a volunteer initiative, established to safeguard and spread worldwide the seeds and saplings of Hiroshima’s A-Bomb survivor trees. It is hoped that many partners will join this initiative and become active ambassadors in their countries of Hiroshima, its peace message and its green legacy.
- Status of 2013-14 Seed Collection -
The seed picking for the Ginkgo biloba survivor tree took place at Hiroshima's historical Shukkeien Garden on Oct. 26. About 15 people -- Green Legacy Hiroshima members and family, gathered for the annual activity.
- Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
June 28, 2014: Mayor of Sarajevo, Dr. Ivo Komšić, and chairman of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, Mr. Yasuyoshi Komizo, planting a sapling, descendant of an A-bomb survivor Gingko tree. The planting, at Sarajevo's Friendship Park, marked the 100th anniversary of the start of tragic WWI.
- Brescia, Italy
July 2014: GLH was introduced in an Italian magazine “Gardenia,” August issue:(PDF)
'Remembering Hiroshima – Seeds of Peace from A-bombed trees (translated from the Italian) - They are called “Seeds of Peace” and are from 170 trees that survived the 6 August 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Green Legacy Hiroshima Initiative collects the seeds in the autumn and distribute them worldwide to those who make a request. In Italy, the seeds have arrived at San Giuliano di Susa and in Lampedusa.'
- Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Beppu City, Japan
June, 2014: The Cherry tree, planted on the campus of APU on October 24., 2013, is growing in good health, beside the commemorative plaque.
- Haragama Kindergarten in Soma City, Fukushima, Japan
June 2014: Saplings of Ginkgo and Chinese parasol planted in December 2012 growing well.
- Nichia Gakuin, Argentina
June 29: A leafless Ginkgo sapling (it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere!) was presented to priests and parishioners at San Martin´s Cathedral, City of San Martin, Province of Buenos Aires.
- Avon, Massachusetts, USA
June 29: Article in the Boston Globe describes the journey of Hiroshima Gingko saplings to the City of Avon and Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum.
For more information, please contact Green Legacy Hiroshima Initiative Co-Founders/Coordinators
Green Legacy Hiroshima tree database researched and prepared by Nassrine Azimi, Naoko Koizumi, Senkuu and ANT-Hiroshima staff. Logo designed and gifted by Atsushi Seo.
- UNITAR Hiroshima
- ANT Hiroshima (JPN)
- Hiroshima Botanical Garden
- Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation (ENG/JPN)
- Hiroshima University (ENG/JPN)
- Green Greetings
- City of Hiroshima: A-bombed Trees (JPN)
- Survivors: The A-bombed Trees of Hiroshima (site)
- Survivors: The A-bombed Trees of Hiroshima (book)
- Hiroshima Peace Media Center