Junzo Nojima and Stamford's Cherry Trees: A Kamishibai Presentation
Cherry tree in bloom
After the saplings came into beautiful flower, the trend of planting cherry trees spread. Later, Stamford came to be famous as "The Cherry Town". This is the species "Kanzan cherry" which has adapted to the soil of Stamford. Due to urban planning in 1972, Junzo's restaurant was in the way of the road construction and he was forced to close down. The year before, in 1973, he turned 65 years old, the age when he could receive a pension. Maybe, it pulled the trigger on his decision to retire. At last, he closed his restaurant after 40 years running.
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