Irreplaceable bonsai tree stolen from Japanese Friendship Yard in Balboa Park

The Japanese Friendship Garden reported two people stole a Chinese Elm bonsai tree on Feb. 19 at all around nine p.m.

An legendary Japanese backyard in Balboa Park is asking for San Diego’s help in acquiring an irreplaceable bonsai tree that was stolen on Sunday.

The Japanese Friendship Yard in Balboa Park claimed two people today stole a priceless Chinese Elm bonsai tree from the Bonsai Exhibit on Sunday at around nine p.m.

For many years, Balboa Park visitors have revered the Japanese Friendship Garden’s bonsai trees and koi fish collection.

“In Japanese culture, bonsai trees symbolize tolerance, energy, and resilience, that’s why the exhibit is really an integral ingredient on the museum’s living collection,” a statement from the Japanese Friendship Backyard reported. “We’re grateful into the San Diego Bonsai Club, who assistance manage the show, and hope the piece is returned to our museum,”

In accordance into the museum, the stolen Chinese Elm bonsai tree is undoubtedly an irreplaceable loaned exhibit product.

The Japanese Friendship Back garden has begun a fundraiser that you could find listed here.

The Japanese Friendship Garden opened in 1991, symbolizing the friendship between San Diego and Yokohama, Japan.

The back garden incorporates centuries-old approaches and techniques and aims to teach readers about Japanese society and neighborhood legacy.

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