Saplings from a kaki tree, which survived the Nagasaki atomic bombing on 9th August 1945, were produced by Mr. Masayuki Ebinuma, an arborist. We seek children who plant and grow the saplings in Japan and abroad. For those who wish to grow the sapling(s), please do the following.
- Find a place for the sapling(s) of the bombed kaki tree to plant and take good care
- Organize the “Meet the KAKI” tree planting ceremony with children and your community.
- Hold workshops and events on the theme of peace with children at the tree planting ceremony (in any style with any contents).
- Organize the “Think Peace Day” event on the planting anniversary to continue study sessions on peace.
- Organize “The Harvest of KAKI” event 10 years after planting to celebrate the growth of the tree(s) and children.
Deadline for Applications from Abroad is 30th April,
from within Japan is 30th September, every year.
Arrival of the Saplings: February – March in the Following Year
Best Planting Time: March – April in the Following Year
Those who wish to plant the kaki tree, please apply using the application form.If there are too many applications, the Executive Committee will decide next year’s planting sites and inform you.
From 14 December 2019 onwards, EU regulations on plant imports have been changed and the import of persimmon trees from Japan has been prohibited.
For this reason, KAKI TREE EUROPE in Italy will be in charge of planting trees in the EU.
We are also looking for volunteer staff.