Conversations from Japan

Naoko Abe documents the remarkable story of Englishman Collingwood ‘Cherry’ Ingram’s life’s work, to preserve rare and endangered varieties of Japanese cherry blossom (Sakura), in her book ‘CherryIngram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms.

Born in 1880 and first visiting Japan in 1902, Ingram lived for 100 years, an extraordinary contrast with the fleeting existence of his beloved cherry blossoms, the beauty of which lasts mere days.

This is the true story of one man’s quest to save the symbol of a nation and a ‘must read’ for anyone who loves Japan.

A perfect Christmas gift.