This white pine bonsai in the Japanese Bonsai Collection of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum in Washington, D.C. is known as the Yamaki pine. It was a gift to the American people on the occasion of the Bicentennial in 1976.
The tree was sitting on a bench in the garden of the Yamaki family in Hiroshima, Japan when the US nuked the city on August 6, 1945. It was less than two miles from ground zero. A tall wall protected it from the blast and along with other bonsai trees, survived.