August 1, 2017
From Hiroshima to Hope
All are welcome to gather at Green Lake in Seattle for the annual lantern floating ceremony honoring victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war, at 6 pm, Sunday, August 6.
From Hiroshima to Hope, an event created by local peace, faith and community organizations, is longest-standing and largest event of its kind outside Japan. More than a thousand attendees participated last year. Come and experience community, music and the sight of a thousand lanterns adrift on the lake. This ceremony honors the hope that we can resolve international conflicts without violence, and learn the habit and technique of living in peace with all our neighbors on this earth.
Gather for lantern preparation, picnic and music, see photo exhibit of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombing, “Atomic Footprints” poster exhibit and experience silent space for reflection by Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Seattle Chapter. Hear koto music by Marcia Takamura at 6:45 pm; program begins at 7 pm and Lantern Calligraphy takes place until 7:30 pm,
The Toro Nagashi Lantern Floating Ceremony happens at 8:15 pm. For more information:Subscribe