Mark Your Calendar: Hiroshima to Hope is August 6
From Hiroshima to Hope, Seattle’s annual peace event honoring the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war and violence, takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 at Green Lake.
This year’s event marks the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings. If you haven’t attended in the past, be sure to mark your calendar. One thing we did not know is that this event is one of the largest commemorations held outside of Japan.
While some of the performers and events are still being planned, here’s a few things that you can plan for:
Pre-program activities begin at 6:00 p.m. and include lantern calligraphy and folding of peace cranes. A family program with music and speakers, featuring speaker Jamal Rahman, begins at 7 PM. Performers include the popular Japanese-American drum performance group, Seattle Kokon Taiko. The candle-lit lanterns are floated on the lake at dusk. This year’s ceremony again includes the exhibition of artist Yukiyo Kawano’s fabric sculpture, “Little Boy (folded),” a haunting depiction of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
From Hiroshima to Hope will be held just south of the Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse on Green Lake’s northwest shore. The event is free and open to the public. The Seattle Public Theater is located at 7312 West Green Lake Drive North. For more information, please call 206-453-4471 or Hiroshima to Hope website.