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The remarkable 1200 year history of the Japanese cherry blossom tree and how it was saved from extinction by an English gardenerCollingwood Cherry Ingram first fell in love with the sakura or cherry tree when he visited Japan on his honeymoon in 1907 So taken with the plant he brought back hundreds of cuttings with him to England where he crea. 35 stars rounded up Collingwood Cherry Ingram was an Englishman who developed a passion indeed an obsession with the various types of cherry blossom trees He originally started as an ornithologist but became disenchanted with the profession and took to horticulture big time and ended up one of the world s foremost experts on flowering cherry blossom trees According to the book one of his main claims to fame was being instrumental in reintroducing to Japan some of the obscure or rare species of the trees that had either virtually vanished or had become less popularHaving lived to the ripe old age of 100 b1880 d1981 he saw great change in the world WWI the rise of Japanese imperialism the Depression WWII then the rapid amazing rise of Japan as a powerhouse economy post WWII Ingram was from a wealthy privileged background never wanting for anything and able to indulge his passion of wondering the world in search of different specimens of flowering cherry blossom trees propagating them and distributing them around the world He comes across as a bit eccentric and aloof and certainly didn t endear himself to me but an interesting character nonetheless It may sound strange to say seeming he visited Japan multiple times and developed a love for one of their key symbols but I got the impression he never fully embraced Japan and the people and the culture He always had an interpreter on hand the author never mentions him bothering to learn any of the language and he was occasionally dismissive of some of the rituals and idiosyncrasies of the country and its people It was his obsession for the cherry blossom trees the fact that it was in Japan was secondary Perhaps a slightly harsh assessment but those were my immediate thoughts about himFor me the book s strengths are the uality of the writing and the fact that we get a very succinct interesting and informative overview of Japanese culture and history If you don t know anything about Japan this book would be a great place to start Would I recommend it and do you need an interest in both Japan and horticulture gardening to enjoy the book Yes I do recommend it but I think you definitely need an interest in Japan and Japanese culture but you don t necessarily need a love of gardening or flowering cherry blossom trees Advanced C Programming by Example plant he brought back hundreds of cuttings with him to England where he crea. 35 stars rounded up Collingwood Cherry Ingram was an Englishman who developed a Poslije svega (After, passion indeed an obsession with the various types of cherry blossom trees He originally started as an ornithologist but became 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the world He comes across as a bit eccentric and aloof and certainly didn t endear himself to me but an interesting character nonetheless It may sound strange to say seeming he visited Japan multiple times and developed a love for one of their key symbols but I got the impression he never fully embraced Japan and the Las Puertas Del Amor people and the culture He always had an interpreter on hand the author never mentions him bothering to learn any of the language and he was occasionally dismissive of some of the rituals and idiosyncrasies of the country and its Discoveries people It was his obsession for the cherry blossom trees the fact that it was in Japan was secondary Perhaps a slightly harsh assessment but those were my immediate thoughts about himFor me the book s strengths are the uality of the writing and the fact that we get a very succinct interesting and informative overview of Japanese culture and history If you don t know anything about Japan this book would be a great A 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The Sakura Obsession

Ted a garden of cherry varieties In 1926 he learned that the Great White Cherry had become extinct in Japan Six years later he buried a living cutting from his own collection in a potato and repatriated it via the Trans Siberian Express In the years that followed Ingram sent than 100 varieties of cherry tree to new homes around the globe from. I sure enjoyed the first half of this immensely but then it got into the war which was too sad and depressing I learned some things I had never heard before and had to uit reading it for a bit I got back into the book when she went back to telling about cherry trees and three of the oldest one of which is 1500 years old It is almost as old as a bristle cone pine I greatly admire Ingram and it was so fun reading about him I recommend this for everyone but especially those who love nature and gardens

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Auckland to Washington As much a history of the cherry blossom in Japan as it is the story of one remarkable man the narrative follows the flower from its adoption as a national symbol in 794 through its use as an emblem of imperialism in the 1930s to the present day worldwide obsession with forecasting the exact moment of the trees' flowering. An absolutely brilliant fascinating book


10 thoughts on “The Sakura Obsession

  1. says:

    From BBC radio 4 Book of the weekCollingwood Ingram known as 'Cherry' after his defining life's work was born in 1880 and lived to a hundred years old witnessing a fraught century of conflict and changeIngram's interest was piued by visits to Japan in 1902 and 1907 and further when he moved to The Grange in Ben

  2. says:

    35 stars rounded up Collingwood “Cherry” Ingram was an Englishman who developed a passion indeed an obsession with the various

  3. says:

    How did growing than one variety of flowering cherry tree become a treasonable offense?From The Spectator's review Between 1639 and 1853 seeds and scions of flowering cherry trees travelled across Japan to Edo p

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    20 MAR 2019 a lunchtime listen to recommendation through Laura Many thanks Listen here APR 2019 finished my listening tod

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    I sure enjoyed the first half of this immensely but then it got into the war which was too sad and depressing I learned some things I had never heard before and had to uit reading it for a bit I got back into the book when she went back to telling about cherry trees and three of the oldest one of which is 1500 years old It is almo

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    Sakura as the decorative flowering cherry trees are called in Japan are widely distributed across the world This is the char

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    I found this book very engaging and informative I think it did a great job of introducing many of the cherry varieties and Mr Ingrams passion for them without being too technical or verbose I very much enjoyed learning of the many varieties of cherries as much as the history of their cultivation and their symbolic meaning for Japan and the world I appreciated the shorter bite sized chapters and the many photographs and illustrations I fel

  8. says:

    As an avid gardener ok obsessive who had to seek out flowering cherry trees within a hundred mile radius I loved this book But this book is far than gardening it’s Japanese history and sadly my beloved cherry trees are forever lin

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    An absolutely brilliant fascinating book

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    BOTWhttpswwwbbccoukprogrammesm000Description Collingwood Ingram known as 'Cherry' after his defining life's work was born in 1880 and lived to a hundred years old witnessing a fraught century of conflict and changeIngram's interest was piued by visits to Japan in 1902 and 1907 and further when he moved to The Grange in Benenden Kent in 1919 and discovered two magnificent cherry trees in the neglected garden of

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