The Nagasaki kaki tree stands for the end of World War II, an end to destruction, domination, rape, dearth and running away. The tree stands for survival and a new hope.
Marijke Creveld carried out a dream proving from the Diospyros kaki and found that it possessed many characteristics that may cure illnesses caused by radioactivity. The themes which emerged have to do with:
- lack of safety
- decrepit broken-down houses
- the symbols of serious illness
The dream was symbolised by a house that was ill because of chemical substances, strange misshapen creatures, black and white, cleansing and balance.
Evidently a precious and significant entity, the Diospyros kaki has much to offer our polluted world.