ST Scroll Back on bonsai: Sent to edge of space, surviving bomb blast, loved like children

Fifth-generation bonsai cultivator Seiji Iimura in his garden in Saitama on Feb 13, 2019. He and his wife were grief-stricken by the loss of their beloved miniature trees.
Fifth-generation bonsai cultivator Seiji Iimura in his garden in Saitama on Feb 13, 2019. He and his wife were grief-stricken by the loss of their beloved miniature trees.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

It was like losing a child, a couple in Japan said in a plea to thieves to take care of the bonsai trees they took in January 2019. 

In a moving and grief-stricken message, the wife asked them to please water the plants.

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