Hojumatsu of Kezoji Temple

Rikuzentakata City


This is a 20m tall Japanese black pine located within the grounds of Kezoji Temple, and its flowering habits are opposite to those of other trees. Ordinary pine trees have one or two female flowers at the tips of new branches, and the male flowers gather below, but in this pine, the female flowers gather in the center of the branches, and the male flowers appear above and below them. Therefore, it is called ``Hojumatsu'' because dozens of pine cones gather together and look like ``Hojumatsu''. Nationally designated natural monument (designated in 1933)

Otomo-cho, Rikuzentakata City 029-2207
Lifelong Learning Division Lifelong Learning Section
Phone number 0192-54-2111

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