Josei-ji: Ginkgo


15-22 Sumiyoshi-cho, Naka-ku

Located near old Sumiyoshi-bashi Bridge (red coat hanger next to new bridge) on Route 2.

Ginkgo: 1420m

A priest belonging to this temple told me that this Ginkgo was planted in 1900 and that in 1945 when the blast struck there was a factory next door which had high walls. These walls protected the tree from destruction. The temple has since been rebuilt three times. Each time around the tree.

This ginkgo withstood the atomic bombing on August 6th 1945. When the new hall was constructed in 1981, the tree was preserved by building the staircase around it.

     Josei-ji: Ginkgo plaque