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Ingram travels to Japan knowing that native varieties of cherry might be lost if action is not taken. Read by Hattie Morahan.

On his 1926 trip, Ingram is invited to speak at the annual meeting of the Cherry Association of Japan.

He has grave concerns for the future of some native species...

Read by Hattie Morahan.

Portrait of a little-known Englishman, a story of Britain and Japan in the 20th century and an exploration of the delicate blossoms whose beauty is admired around the world.

Collingwood Ingram, known as 'Cherry' after his defining life's work, was born in 1880 and lived to 100, witnessing a fraught century of conflict and change.

Written and translated by Naoko Abe

Abridged by Isobel Creed and Lizzie Davies

Producer: Lizzie Davies

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in March 2019.

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