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Sanno Shrine (about 800 m southeast of the hypocenter)

Second Torii Gate and Camphor trees
A-bombed camphor trees
Photographed by the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey
(Housed by Committee for Research of Photographs and Materials of the Atomic Bombing, Nagasaki Foundation for Promotion of Peace)
One of the two pillars of the Sanno Shrine Torii was toppled by the A-bomb blast. The blast also blew away the branches and leaves of the two camphor trees in the precincts of the Shrine, which were then more than 500 years old. At that time, it was feared that the trees might wither and die; however, they gradually began to recover, and now are thickly covered with leaves and branches.
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