held on November 19th to December 15th, 2019
Shigeru Yoshida has been taking a journey of looking for big trees around the world for over 20 years. He says it’s hard to find a big tree. But he has long been able to concern about the theme is because he was taught to be thankful not only for big trees themselves but nature and people that surround him. He gave a lecture to talk about his concerns. The interacting with Russian people who love trees, forests and nature was invaluable experience.
There was a world map in the exhibition room. The picture of a big tree was put on the place on the map. It made easy to know where the photo was taken. There were two exhibition rooms. What attracted people the most was the photo of yellow ginkgo trees and Japanese wisteria in full bloom. Many visitors said they wanted to see the real one in Japan.
We are all thankful for a lot of staff who had helped us at the exhibition. Special thanks to Andrey Martynov, a curator of the exhibition, Maria Rakhcheeva of The K.A. Timiryazev Biology Museum, staff of Japan Foundation in Russia, Nataliya Pushkova, an interpreter. We thank all of you for your kindness and hospitality. And we also thank all the visitors. We have traveled to look for big trees over 20 years and hope our journey will never end. And we hope to deepen international exchanges with people who love trees. We are looking forward to the day we can meet you again soon. Thank you very much.