Stolen bonsai trees ‘like our children’, couple say in plea to thieves

Four-hundred-year-old juniper worth £42k among trees taken from home near Tokyo

Two bonsai enthusiasts in Japan have pleaded for the safe return of seven trees worth tens of thousands of pounds that were stolen from outside their home.

Seiji Iimura, a fifth-generation bonsai cultivator, and his wife, Fuyumi, alerted police last month after the miniature trees went missing from their garden in Saitama, near Tokyo.

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