Appreciation: Japanese Broadcasting video on 'Somei-yoshino'

Discussion in 'Ornamental Cherries' started by wcutler, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks to Yumiko Cybucki for sending along this link to a short video from NHK Broadcasting in Japan. It's in English, and is titled "Somei-Yoshino cherry tree". It talks about the origin of 'Somei-yoshino', including a demonstration of how they were initially reproduced by grafting low onto Oshima cherry tree stock.

    It also mentions other types of cherries including white cherry, Usuzumi-zakura, which Mariko Izaki has mentioned once as being an Edo-higan. We don't have either of those terms in our book.

    I don't know how long this link will work - I've written to ask. [Edited - I received a reply from the NHK Audience Assistance Center in Tokyo: The video will be available at least till the end of March, 2015, possibly longer].
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2014

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