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From Hiroshima to Hope Event at Green Lake, August 6, 2021

August 06, 2021

From Hiroshima to Hope Event at Green Lake, August 6, 2021

The lantern floating peace ceremony returns to the shores of Green Lake to remember the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings

6:00 PM: Lantern preparation with pre-prepared lantern sleeves
Exhibition of "Little Boy (folded)" by Yukiyo Kawano - a fabric sculpture and full-scale replica of Little Boy, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima

6:50 PM: Youth musicians Minh Moriguchi on shamisen (a traditional Japanese instrument) and Hieu Moriguchi on violin.

7:00 PM: Program with performances and speakers

8:00 PM: Toro Nagashi Lantern Floating Ceremony. Procession to dock and floating of lanterns

WHERE: Green Lake, Northwest shore, near the Bathhouse Theater; 7312 West Green Lake Drive North

WHY: Seattle's annual lantern floating ceremony, From Hiroshima to Hope, returns to Green Lake for the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Seattle event, which concludes with a Buddhist-inspired ceremony in which candle-lit lanterns are floated on the lake, has grown to be one of the largest commemorations held outside of Japan.

The program features keynote speaker Naomi Ishisaka, Seattle Times columnist, photographer, and social and racial justice advocate; emcee Larry Matsuda, a Seattle-based author and poet who was born in WWII incarceration camp at Minidoka, Idaho; Ebony Miranda, cellist; Lacey Stevenson Warrior performing a traveling song; and the popular Japanese American drum performance group, Seattle Kokon Taiko. Patrick Johnson will play the shakuhachi during the lantern floating.

From Hiroshima to Hope is created by the non-profit organization, From Hiroshima to Hope, and is supported by local peace, faith and community organizations, and by the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the Abe Keller Peace Education Fund.

INFO: For more event information: 206-928-2590; www.fromhiroshimatohope.org and https://www.facebook.com/FromHiroshimaToHope