March 07, 2013
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--Just in time for the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the "miracle pine" is about to be reborn, with the top section of...
February 28, 2013
MORIOKA, Iwate Prefecture--The sole pine tree left standing after the tsunami of 2011 engulfed a local beauty spot apparently was not as old as local tradition claimed.
February 13, 2013
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--A lone pine tree that survived the 2011 tsunami when this city was all but swept away is on its way to becoming a permanent memorial after...
December 08, 2012
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--The root system of a lone pine tree that withstood last year's earthquake and tsunami will also be treated and preserved along with the trunk.
September 09, 2012
Visitors are flocking to a dying lone pine tree that survived last year’s tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, before it is felled for preservation on Sept. 12.
May 12, 2012
SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--When the surging waters of the tsunami on March 11, 2011, engulfed coastal forests of scenic Matsukawaura beach, one resilient pine tree stood tall...
April 04, 2012
LONDON--Children from a tsunami-stricken town in Iwate Prefecture have donated seeds of a Japanese red pine and other plants to express their gratitude for Britain's assistance ...
February 23, 2012
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture -- Very little was left standing in the city of Rikuzentakata after a huge tsunami tore through nearly a year ago. Even the centuries-old pine...
January 02, 2012
People in disaster-stricken northeastern Japan were greeted with a spectacular glowing orange sunrise on New Year’s Day, a sign many in the Tohoku region hoped would herald...
December 15, 2011
While the inspirational “miracle” pine tree of Rikuzentakata cannot be saved, its legacy will live on due to the efforts of concerned foresters.
December 14, 2011
The so-called miracle pine tree, the only one to remain standing among tens of thousands on a beach inundated by the March 11 tsunami, will no longer be a symbol of restoration ...
December 11, 2011
MORIOKA--When Masuo Murayama was hovering over the city of Rikuzentakata in a police rescue helicopter on March 11, he felt that the huge earthquake didn't have that much of an ...
September 26, 2011
The wood of pine trees from the celebrated Takata Matsubara forest was burned at the Naritasan-Shinshoji temple in Narita, Chiba Prefecture, as part of a service for the...
March 28, 2011
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--Once a famous scenic spot, all the pine trees of Takata Matsubara were flattened by the March 11 tsunami--except for one.
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