'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s

'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms The irresistible story of Japanese cherry blossoms, threatened by political ideology and saved by an unknown EnglishmanCollingwood Ingram, known as Cherry for his defining obsession, was born inand lived until he was a hundred, witnessing a fraught century of conflict and changeAfter visiting Japan inandand discovering two magnificent cherry trees in the garden of his family home in Kent in , Ingram fell in love with cherry blossoms, or sakura, and dedicated much of his life to their cultivation and preservationOn atrip to Japan to search for new specimens, Ingram was shocked to see the loss of local cherry diversity, driven by modernisation, neglect and a dangerous and creeping ideology A cloned cherry, the Somei yoshino, was taking over the landscape and becoming the symbol of Japan s expansionist ambitionsThe most striking absence from the Japanese cherry scene, for Ingram, was that of Taihaku, a brilliant great white cherry tree A proud example of this tree grew in his English garden and he swore to return it to its native home Multiple attempts to send Taihaku scions back to Japan ended in failure, but Ingram persistedOver decades, Ingram became one of the world s leading cherry experts and shared the joy of sakura both nationally and internationally Every spring we enjoy his legacyCherry Ingram is a portrait of this little known Englishman, a story of Britain and Japan in the twentieth century and an exploration of the delicate blossoms whose beauty is admired around the world ➮ [Read] ➪ The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) By Ellen A. Easton ➺ – Lavons.co.uk threatened by political ideology and saved by an unknown EnglishmanCollingwood Ingram [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Light Over London By Julia Kelly – Lavons.co.uk known as Cherry for his defining obsession ☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ Cell By Robin Cook ✎ – Lavons.co.uk was born inand lived until he was a hundred [Download] ➺ Braving the Wilderness Author Brené Brown – Lavons.co.uk witnessing a fraught century of conflict and changeAfter visiting Japan inandand discovering two magnificent cherry trees in the garden of his family home in Kent in [BOOKS] ✪ Lightning / Midnight / The Bad Place ✴ Dean Koontz – Lavons.co.uk Ingram fell in love with cherry blossoms ✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ A Cidade Das Trevas (Dean Koontzs Frankenstein, By Dean Koontz ✼ – Lavons.co.uk or sakura [Epub] ➞ Iron Council (New Crobuzon, By China Miéville – Lavons.co.uk and dedicated much of his life to their cultivation and preservationOn atrip to Japan to search for new specimens ❮EPUB❯ ✸ Big Magic Author Elizabeth Gilbert – Lavons.co.uk Ingram was shocked to see the loss of local cherry diversity ❮Read❯ ➫ Bloody Acquisitions (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, Author Drew Hayes – Lavons.co.uk driven by modernisation ❰Reading❯ ➿ Dangerous Author Amanda Quick – Lavons.co.uk neglect and a dangerous and creeping ideology A cloned cherry [Epub] ➞ Succeed and Grow Rich through Persuasion Author Napoleon Hill – Lavons.co.uk the Somei yoshino [PDF / Epub] ☆ Agile Software Requirements By Dean Leffingwell – Lavons.co.uk was taking over the landscape and becoming the symbol of Japan s expansionist ambitionsThe most striking absence from the Japanese cherry scene ✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ The Last Kids on Earth By Max Brallier ✼ – Lavons.co.uk for Ingram [Reading] ➭ Fusiliers ➵ Mark Urban – Lavons.co.uk was that of Taihaku ➿ [Download] ➽ The Martian By Andy Weir ➵ – Lavons.co.uk a brilliant great white cherry tree A proud example of this tree grew in his English garden and he swore to return it to its native home Multiple attempts to send Taihaku scions back to Japan ended in failure ❄ [EPUB] ✼ Tarot for Magical Times By Rachel Pollack ➝ – Lavons.co.uk but Ingram persistedOver decades ➺ [Reading] ➼ The Maze at Windermere By Gregory Blake Smith ➯ – Lavons.co.uk Ingram became one of the world s leading cherry experts and shared the joy of sakura both nationally and internationally Every spring we enjoy his legacyCherry Ingram is a portrait of this little known Englishman [Ebook] ➦ Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs Author Lisa Randall – Lavons.co.uk a story of Britain and Japan in the twentieth century and an exploration of the delicate blossoms whose beauty is admired around the world


About the Author: Naoko Abe

Naoko Abe is a Japanese journalist and non fiction writer She was the first female political writer to cover the prime minister s office, the foreign ministry and the defence ministry at Mainichi Shimbun, one of Japan s largest newspapers Since moving to London with her British husband and their two boys in 2001, she has worked as a freelance writer and has published five books in Japanese Her biography of Collingwood Ingram in Japanese won the prestigious Nihon Essayist Club Award in 2016 She has now written an adaptation of the book for English language readers She is a trained classical pianist and an advanced yoga practitioner.



10 thoughts on “'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms

  1. says:

    One should always get out of their comfort zone and try things they say Different things For me reading something which I wouldn t otherwise is radical enough I mean, this book intrigued me, and I just had to read it to knowI am so glad I did To experience a different culture which


  2. says:

    From BBC radio 4 Book of the week Collingwood Ingram, known as Cherry after his defining life s work, was born in 1880 and lived to a hundred years old, witnessing a fraught century of conflict and change.Ingram s interest was piqued by visits to Japan in 1902 and 1907, and further when he


  3. says:

    How did growingthan one variety of flowering cherry tree become a treasonable offense From The Spectator s review Between 1639 and 1853, seeds and scions of flowering cherry trees travelled across Japan to Edo present day Tokyo Each came from the most beautiful specimens of varieties of tree from the


  4. says:

    3.5 stars rounded up Collingwood Cherry Ingram was an Englishman who developed a passion, indeed an obsession, with the various types of cherry blossom trees He originally started as an ornithologist but became disenchanted with the profession and took to horticulture big time and ended up one of the world s


  5. says:

    20 MAR 2019 a lunchtime listen to recommendation through Laura Many thanks Listen here APR 2019 finished my listening today over lunch hour Very enjoyable 20 MAR 2019 a lunchtime listen to recommendation through Laura Many thanks Listen here APR 2019 finished my listening today over lunch hour Very enjoyable


  6. says:

    I sure enjoyed the first half of this immensely but then it got into the war which was too sad and depressing I learned some things I had never heard before and had to quit reading it for a bit I got back into the book when she went back to telling about cherry trees and three of the oldest, one of which is 1,500 years old It


  7. says:

    Sakura, as the decorative flowering cherry trees are called in Japan, are widely distributed across the world This is the charming tale of one man s captivation of the glorious cherry tree and how he became one of the world s foremost experts on the breed Namely, Collingwood Ingram, a British gentleman who experienced an unconventional


  8. says:

    I found this book very engaging and informative I think it did a great job of introducing many of the cherry varieties and Mr Ingrams passion for them without being too technical or verbose I very much enjoyed learning of the many varieties of cherries as much as the history of their cultivation and their symbolic meaning for Japan and the worl


  9. says:

    As an avid gardener, ok obsessive, who had to seek out flowering cherry trees within a hundred mile radius I loved this book But, this book is farthan gardening, it s Japanese history, and sadly my beloved cherry trees are forever linked to the fleeting lives of youth in war Such a contrast from beauty to death, love books that teach me new things, but


  10. says:

    An absolutely brilliant, fascinating book.


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