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Takata-matsubara (May 2011)

Takata-matsubara (高田松原) was a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.[1] Selected as one of the 100 Landscapes of Japan during the Shōwa era, there were some seventy thousand pine trees along a two kilometre stretch of beach within the Rikuchū Kaigan National Park.[2] Only one tree was left standing after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "高田松原". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Introducing places of interest: Rikuchukaigan National Park". Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Toru Asami (18 April 2011). "Battle to protect sole surviving pine tree". Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Demetriou, Danielle (5 December 2011). "Sole surviving pine tree and symbol of Japan's post-tsunami hope is dying". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 

Coordinates: 39°00′12″N 141°37′30″E / 39.0034°N 141.6251°E / 39.0034; 141.6251