Tenma Elementary School

Tenma Elementary School Plane Trees x3

Tenma Elementary School

1-27 Tenma-cho, Nishi-Ku

Located by Tenma-bashi Bridge, on Tenma-gawa River. 280 students died at the school.

Plane trees: 1270m x 4 planted in 1931

These plane trees were planted in 1931 as part of a graduation memorial. On August 6, 1945, the Tenma public school was completely destroyed by the atomic bombing. Everything was burnt, and many of the children and teachers were in attendance. The plane trees were quite scarred by the thermal radiation from the blast, and there are gaping holes as well.

     Plane Tree Plaque

Tenma Elementary School  Plane Tree

This tree is located at the end of the playground by the fence.