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Bicentennial Bonsai: Emissaries of Peace

In 1975, only 30 years after the United States and Japan have been at war, Japan gave 53 priceless bonsai trees to the United States in celebration of the U.S. Bicentennial. Some bonsai were several hundred years old. One had remarkably survived the bombing of Hiroshima. “Bicentennial Bonsai: Emissaries of Peace” chronicles this historic gift, with rare interviews and archival footage.

Bicentennial Bonsai: Emissaries of Peace

27m 16s

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    Bicentennial Bonsai: Emissaries of Peace

    27m 16s

    In 1975, only 30 years after the United States and Japan have been at war, Japan gave 53 priceless bonsai trees to the United States in celebration of the U.S. Bicentennial. Some bonsai were several hundred years old. One had remarkably survived the bombing of Hiroshima. “Bicentennial Bonsai: Emissaries of Peace” chronicles this historic gift, with rare interviews and archival footage.

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