There is a huge Japanese Fir (Momi) tree called “Todoroppo” in the backyard of Saito family house in Myodozaki near Tsugaru Fujimi Lake. The tree is estimated 350 years old and is about 30 meters tall with 6 meters girth*.
The name “Todoroppo” is Ainu (an indigenous people of Japan) term which means “Todomatsu” tree. The origin of “Todoroppo” is believed that people thought Momi tree was Todomatsu tree.
The date the tree was planted is unknown, yet from the size of the tree girth, it is estimated to be planted between 1615 and 1643 around the time Tsugaru clan was focusing on developing rice paddy fields in Kizukuri. There used to be six trees, but only one tree is remaining due to lightning strike and with lapse of time.
|Cultural Property designated by Aomori Prefecture: Todoroppo
|350 years old (estimate)
|Approximately 30 meters (98.5 ft)
|6 meters (20 ft)
* On-site tour is not allowed or only allowed with a permission by the property owner. Visitors can see Todoroppo tree from off site.
|12 Kakemoto Myodozaki Tsuruta, Aomori 038-3543