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Inaka Dictionary: jyurei 樹齢 (じゅれい) 

May 18, 2010

Jyurei means “the age of a tree.”  This camphor tree, called 大楠 (ookusu), located on Shishijima Island in the Seto Inland Sea National Park,  is over 1,200 years old.

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  1. May 19, 2010 12:46 am

    Hi! Just listened to your “moo” in the Planet Japan Podcast. I’m Sae living in Kobe. It’s a massive tree! It’s romantic to imagine the tree has witnessed history around the area over 1000 years!

  2. humorusguidetojapan permalink*
    May 19, 2010 8:56 am

    Moooo Sae! Thanks for listening to Planet Japan. We also host their podcast on this site. There should be a new episode up soon! Yes, this tree is very romantic. It leads a cloistered life on a small island in the Inland Sea. Rather idyllic.

  3. June 2, 2010 10:40 am

    Hi to all friends of old trees!
    Here is one in our local temple compound in Misakicho, Okayama.
    Mr. Sugi is also about 1000 years and my “oldest” friend in the local mountain forests.
    http://ohaga.blogspot.com/2006/10/ryoosan-ji.html

    Gabi

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