picture of the day

1,000-year-old tree


The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Kyodo

©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.

Login to comment


Japanese Sakura weren't from China. These are native to Japan, and horticulture became very popular among ordinary people during the Edo period, many varieties improved were produced.

1 ( +1 / -0 )



0 ( +0 / -0 )

Why not let it die a graceful, natural death instead of propping it up with more and more poles?

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

The difference between this and other ancient sakura trees in japan and ancient trees in other countries is that the Japanese trees have been cared for for up to 1000 years.

These are not wild yamasakura, but the hybrid species imported from China.

Ponder that for a moment.

Did the same families care for the trees and hand down the task to their descendants?

Did the villagers as a whole cherish and care for the trees as a community effort for all those years?

If that is not a National Heritage, I don't know what is.


2 ( +2 / -0 )

Great Basin bristle cone pine located in California, 5068 yrs old.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I wonder what the oldest tree in world is.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Vince BlackToday 09:43 am JSTTime to call UNESCO?

Absolutely. The famed redwood trees of northern California are about this old too.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Surprised & Confused that it wasn't in Okinawa.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Time to call UNESCO?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

One day I will visit this beautiful land.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites