The Japanese Friendship Garden is home to a variety of inspiring Peace Trees. These Peace Trees are descendants of trees that miraculously survived the Hiroshima A-Bomb during World War II.
The trees were presented by Green Legacy Hiroshima, an organization that spreads the seeds and saplings of Peace Trees to gardens around the world. They are symbols of hope, and the resilience of life, and the victory of human friendship, understanding and peace.
Here are some photos collected over the past couple months. May these Peace Trees grow and thrive in beautiful Balboa Park, where people come together to celebrate the good of humanity.
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Every morning in Balboa Park brings beauty. At the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, near the center of the park, the sun rises on the participating member nations in a new dawn of optimism and hope.
The theme of the International Cottages is world peace, harmony and mutual understanding. The cultures of different nations are celebrated, and people welcome each other with smiles and goodwill.
Nine new cottages are being built. Among the nations who will enjoy their own cottage is the House of Korea. On a recent Sunday, they displayed examples of their culture in the Hall of Nations. They’re optimistic funds can be raised to build their cottage, and usher in a new dawn.
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