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Rikuzentakata’s “Miracle Pine” stood for hope and perseverance when it became the sole surviving tree of the Takamatsubara pine forest, after last year’s devastating tsunami. Given Shintoism’s strong connection with nature, it seemed even more important that this centuries-old tree – not a man-made structure – could face up against the 8 metre high waves that swept through the city.

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