Category: Planting Ceremony


Faial Botanical Garden (Faial Island, Portugal)

Veronica, who participated in the planting at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens in 2001 has applied this time to plant a Kaki Tree in her hometown.
Faial Botanical Garden conserves and studies the unique species in Azores Islands, and promotes scientific/environmental awareness to the public.
A ballet-based original drama of the “Story of the Kaki Tree” was played [...]


Park in Lumezzane (Lumezzane, Italy)

The ceremony took place in a beautiful town on top of a mountain.
The application was submitted by three parties; CVL cooperative (Association which promotes social participation of people with disabilities), CAG Arcallegra (Youth center run by Mosaic cooperative), and Association IL Mondo in Casa.
First, we participated in a meeting of Junior High School students, where [...]


Istituto Comprensivo di Carpenedolo (Brescia, Italy)

The ceremony was held at the garden of the school and the pupils who participated all wore the same white cap with a printing of “Kaki Boy”.
The school had prepared for the project for a long time, and the whole school was filled with artworks related to the Kaki Tree. Some of the representative from [...]


Istituto Comprensivo Azzano Mella (Brescia, Italy)

Since the sapling they planted last year was weak and had to be replaced, the school planted the Kaki Tree for the second time
There were lots of art works under the theme of war and peace by students exhibited in the school. Around fifteen students gave presentations about their works.
All the students, their parents and [...]


Alexander Langer Park (Trento, Italy)

Istituzione Associazione Culturale Finisterrae Teatri applied for the planting. The organization adopts artistic methods and art works at nursery schools and facilities for people who have difficulty adapting in social life.
They hoped the little Kaki Tree to be a symbol of rebirth and wished to plant in the center of the park.
Thirty to forty children [...]


Faculty of Agriculture, University of Perugia (Perugia, Italy)

About twenty first graders and their parents of the XX Giugno Elementary School, near the University participated in the ceremony.
Children recited poems, and their teacher introduced some art works regarding the Kaki Tree they made in class.
After moving to the field for agricultural training in the university, children covered the tree with soil one by [...]


F. Fellini Comprehensive School (Lodi, Italy)

The planting was devoted to a girl called Silvia, who passed away by cancer last year.
The ceremony took place in two schools in the morning and in the afternoon.
Students performed number of dance and songs which was all related to peace, and against war. They also performed a picture-story show of “The Kaki Tree Parent [...]


Lumen Naturopathic Association (Piacenza, Italy)

The application was from a Naturopathic Association in Piacenza.
Ms. Takako Kakimoto; a vocalist from Nagasaki,  ordered materials from her home town and prepared ambitiously for the planting.
During the ceremony, there were singing, meditation, and children asked questions about war and A-bombs to a Japanese man by video call.
Then, children buried a time capsule in the [...]


Istituto comprensivo”Niccolo Tommaseo”(Torino, Italy)

The city of Torino applied for tree planting.
The tree-planting ceremony took place on 29th April at “Niccolo Tommaseo” Comprehensive School. Children have learned about the “A-bombed kaki tree” at school.
At the ceremony, children wrote messages on stones, and they were placed around the planted kaki tree.  Other activities include singing songs and Haiku reading.
Some of [...]


Biblioteca Municipal de Felgueiras(Portugal)

An embroidery company called HEARTS applied for tree planting.
At HEARTS, they focus on quality products, and all embroidery works are made by hands of 8 embroiders. They use cork instead of leather, which is normally used for fasteners. They have a brand called “The Child Artist”, and its handmade women’s accessories capture children’s art works. [...]


Scuola Media di Castiglione Olona(Va,Italy)

The town of Olona in the province of Varese applied for tree planting. They have learned about the Kaki Tree Project through Mr. Rosario Manisera of Fuji Cultural Association.
The tree-planting ceremony was held at Olona Middle School on 9th of April. Children from several schools and many local residents, including the mayor, participated. The Kaki [...]


Scuola Elementare di Paderno Franciacorta(Castegnato,BS, Italy)

Abrami Marilena, a teacher at Paderno Franciacorta Elementary School applied for tree planting, and it took place on April 9th. The school started projects on peace a few years ago, and has conducted a number of projects since then.They wish children to have a firm belief that war will not help people grow and thrive, [...]


Planting Ceremony: Associazione Gaetano Negri ONLUS(Milano, Italy)

The tree-planting ceremony took place at the Associazione Gaetano Negri ONLUS on 9th of April.
The association was established in 1961 to support people with mental and physical disabilities. Since then, it has continued its activities with aims to raiseawareness among the general publicand people with mental and physical disabilities that they are also worthwhile and [...]


Park in Via Brescia, beside the War Memorial (Rodengo Saiano,BS, Italy)

The kaki tree was planted on 19th March in the 5,000 sq meter park which is managed by local citizens. An edible landscape (where fruit and vegetable are planted) has been built in the park, and a number of plants and trees are also planted.
The tree-planting ceremony took place to commemorate the sister cities relationship [...]


Planting Ceremony: Public park of Ficulle


The Planting Ceremony at a park in Ficulle was held on 25 April, which is the anniversary of the end of the war in Italy. Children in Kindergarten participated in the ceremony. They made flags with their wishes for peace, and decorated them around the Kaki tree. Children wore orange T-shirts, and made orange [...]


Planting Ceremony: Barrak’s Lane Community Garden (Oxford, U.K.)

The sapling of the bombed Kaki Tree was planted in “Barrak’s Lane Community Garden” in Oxford, UK.Many Local people and their children participated to the ceremony, for 2015 is the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War Ⅱ. There were also members of the COFEPOW(a charity to perpetuate the memories of the Far East [...]