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“Welcome Home, Pine Tree”-- Restoration Nearly Complete (Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture) 2013-06-18

The “Miracle Tree,” which survived the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata City, appeared to stand in its original form after restoration was nearly completed on the 8th. Tourists were reminded about the aftereffects of the disaster along with their thoughts toward recovery as the scaffolding set around the tree trunk was removed.
Meanwhile, an altar has been built for the pine tree, and a completion ceremony will be held by the city on July 3rd. The city also plans to illuminate the tree from sunset to 9PM for the duration of one year after restoration is completed.
On June 8th, construction workers spent approximately 8 hours dismanteling a 20-meter scaffold by using cranes and manual labor.  Makiko Shimizu, a 25-year old government worker who was visiting from Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture said, ”I was pained after seeing the disaster stricken area for the first time. I hope this ‘Miracle Tree’ serves as a symbol to motivate restoration at a quicker pace.”
While the pine tree withstood the tsunami, it had died, and restoration work was initiated by monetary donation and support from all over Japan. Initially, the restoration was to be completed in March, but it was discovered that the replicated foliage were attached at the wrong angles, thus construction had to be restarted in late May.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

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Submitted By:- Christine
Origin of Article :- Kahoku News
Date of article :- 2013-06-18
Category :- March 11, 2011
Sub category :- 3/11 News
Translated By :- Christine Maeda
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