Survivors - the A-Bombed Trees of Hiroshima
may peace prevail on earth (in Japanese)
This site is about the treasured trees, shrubs, and groves in Hiroshima that survived the atomic bombing on August 6th, 1945. They are now carefully tended by the schools, homes, temples, and shrines entrusted by fate with their care.
I'm pleased to announce that many of the photos and stories from this website have now been released in book form as Survivors: The A-bombed Trees of Hiroshima

You might also enjoy the book that we wrote during our stay in Nagasaki:
Prayers in Stone: Nagasaki's A-bomb Heritage Sites

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.
Survivors: Based on a three-year stay in the city by the authors, this pictorial journey into the heart of Hiroshima documents more than 50 sites and 75 trees.

Prayers in Stone: Richly illustrated and with a wealth of materials never before available in English, Prayers in Stone provides an overview of more than 200 of Nagasaki's A-bomb heritage sites.


Sept. 1999
Trees are listed by their distance (in meters) from the hypocenter, location, and then tree name. All trees listed on this page will open onto a new browser window.
may peace prevail on earth (in English)

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All material on this page is copyright 2019 by David Petersen and Mandy Conti
All photos were taken by Mandy Conti or David Petersen
All translations were done by David Petersen