Category:Tsurugaoka Hachimangu ginkgo tree

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The ginkgo tree that had stood next to Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū's stone stairway almost from the Shinto shrine's foundation in 1063, and which appears in almost every old depiction of the shrine, was completely uprooted and irreparably damaged at 4:40 in the morning on March 10, 2010. According to an expert who analyzed the tree, the fall was likely due to rot.

Later, both the stump of the severed tree and a replanted section of the trunk sprouted leaves. The shrine is in the city of Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.