Blooming Miracles: A 93-year-old Cherry Tree Guardian's Moving Mission

49m 00s
Broadcast on July 31, 2021 Available until July 31, 2022

A majestic, 150-year-old cherry tree stood gracefully on a hill in Yokohama. Locals fondly referred to it as "Ms. Oshima Cherry." Then plans were announced to cut it down. In response to calls to preserve it, Sano Toemon, a 93-year-old cherry tree guardian from Kyoto Prefecture, chose to move the tree. We follow the challenges Sano faced during COVID-19, and through beautiful images tell you about his philosophy as a guardian, as well as his affection for cherry trees and the Japanese people.

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