GLH partners around the world





Green Legacy Hiroshima has been established to safeguard and spread worldwide the seeds and saplings of Hiroshima’s A-Bomb survivor trees. It is hoped that many partners will join this initiative and become active ambassadors in their countries of Hiroshima, its peace message and its green legacy.

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Activities in Hiroshima - October 2018

Hosted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the International Organizations II class of Professor Azimi at Hiroshima Shudo University (HSU) conducted its 2018 study visit on October 3. The class, which had earlier explored the history and theory of intergovernmental and non- governmental organizations now aimed, through this study visit, to gain an understanding of some of the practical aspects of international work. Students received a lecture about the work of the Peace Culture Village by its founder and chairman of board, Mr. Steve Leeper. They then learned about the work of UNITAR and the A-bomb trees through the global seed campaign Green Legacy Hiroshima. The study visit concluded a walk and commentary on a few A-bombed survivor trees in and around the Peace Memorial Park.

Activities in Hiroshima - September 2018

September 28–The collaborative TaikenJissen between Hiroshima Shudo University and GLH received a special visit and lecture from master-gardener Mr. Horiguchi. Students were also given a briefing about the Peace Memorial Park and the Hiroshima Aogiri tree.

Bluegrass Community and Technical College - September 2018

Another ginkgo adapting beautifully on the university of Kentucky campus. Thank you Rebecca and colleagues!

Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego - July 2018

'Mr. Mike Kawamura, dedicated friend and partner for GLH, indomitable guardian of Hiroshima survivor trees and tireless peace activist at the San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden sends the following note about the Camphor, Aogiri and Fuji Wisteria that were planted in 2015, surviving and thriving despite the Southern California draughts.

'Since we held peace tree planting ceremony in October, 2015, the camphor tree has been growing very well.

It is over 8 feet high now. It will be a large tree in near future and remind our visitors about life, hope and peace. The other trees, Fuji and Aogiri (Chinese parasol) are still fighting with the soil in southern California but growing little by little. SD-WISH (San Diego Worldwide Initiative to Safeguard Humanity) will hold the ceremony at 8 am on August 6 at San Diego

Yokohama Friendship Bell on Shelter Island and Floating of Paper Lanterns Event that evening'.

Activities in Hiroshima - July 2018

The 2nd generation persimmon tree (kaki) planted in 2012 by UNITAR is already bearing fruit (and bearing record heats in Hiroshima!)

Activities in Hiroshima - June 2018

The GLH team accompanied participants of the 2018 UNITAR Afghan Fellowship Program on two study visits of the Hibaku-jumoku during their Hiroshima Workshop. Participants had many questions and ideas, and shared their vision of one day seeing the trees of Afghanistan thrive.

Activities in Hiroshima - June 2018

GLH has just signed an agreement with Hiroshima Shudo University, to supervise a team of students undertaking their community work program --Taiken Jissen (practical experience). The four students could have a first lecture and tour of some trees on June 14th, and will start participating in seed-picking and other activities of GLH as of September 2018.

Leiden Botanical Garden - June 2018

Leiden Botanical Garden continues to help spread the message of peace from Hiroshima. Herewith the sapling it donated for the gardens of the Peace Palace--in excellent health, under the loving care of Rinny Kooi and Shuhei Nishiyama.

Pomona Collegae - May 2018

Not withstanding southern California’s drought, under the good care of Tom Le and colleagues at Pomona College, herewith the flourishing Fuji Wisteria and Ginkgo biloba. 

Activities in Hiroshima - April 2018

The International Organizations I class of Professor Azimi at Hiroshima Shudo University attended special lectures as part of their annual study visit to UNITAR. The students benefitted from presentations by the head and other staff of UNITAR Hiroshima Office before receiving a lecture from GLH master-gardener Chikara Horiguchi and later participating in his A-bomb tree tour to the Hiroshima Castle area.