シダレヤナギ(鶴見橋東詰)
  • Weeping Willow (Hijiyama)

The weeping willow which survived the blast at the east end of Tsurumi-bashi Bridge in September 1945 (courtesy of the Asahi Shimbun).


1,700 meters from the hypocenter, this weeping willow, which is located right next to the Tsurumibashi Bridge by the Hijiyama-shita streetcar stop, lost all of its top branches in the August 6 bombing. Half of the trunk withered and died as a result, but from the same roots, a new tree grew, becoming the magnificent weeping willow you see today.


The weeping willow in 1952 (courtesy of the Hiroshima Municipal Archives; photo by Hiroshi Aketa).


The weeping willow today.

Information

Weeping Willow (Hijiyama)

  • Address
    20 Hijiyama-hon-machi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima City
  • Access
    Streetcar: take the 5 streetcar line (bound for Hiroshima Port (Hiroshima-kō // 広島港) ) and get off at Hijiyama-shita (比治山下).
  • MAP
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