Cherry Blossom at Fukushima
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For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Patrick Sheeran and +Jamal Masood (me).

This more than 1000 years old giant cherry is one of the three oldest cherry trees in Japan. Known as the Miharu-Takizakura cherry tree, its branches spread out to over 22 metres from edge to edge with its root having a circumference of 11 metres. It is listed in national heritage list of Japan. 

The Miharu town had suffered badly in the the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami but the tree survived and continues to bloom. It has since become a symbol of resilience and hope. (http://goo.gl/Vle2As)

This is a digitally modified Google Street View. The original GSV is at http://goo.gl/maps/2bNZt
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