the Hans Gruen Postcard Collection

Fukui Prefect2 - This double card is of the Karasaki Pine Tree, one of the eight sights of Lake Biwa. The tree, alive when this picture was taken, is now dead. It had the largest spread of branches of any tree in Japan. East to west, the branches extended over 157 ft, and north to south some 151 ft. A new tree is being raised from the seeds of the old.

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