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2017 Peace Lantern Ceremony | Berkeley

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Aquatic Park (Berkeley) | Bolivar Dr. and Addison St. Berkeley, CA



Decorate free candlelight peace lanterns to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945) at this Japanese-style peace event.

Free materials will be provided to create lanterns, which will then be sent out into the water at sunset during a formal ceremony. There will also be a reading of a message sent by the mayor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, along with a musical performance, and an informational display about nuclear arms.

Japanese Peace Lantern Ceremony
Saturday, August 5, 2017 | 6:30 pm
Aquatic Park, Berkeley
FREE, but donations are gladly accepted. Registration is optional, but it gives them an idea how many people to expect.

2017 Program

  • 1-6:30 pm: Set up > Volunteers needed
  • 6:30–8 pm — Decorating shades for floating peace lanterns & view information display about nuclear arms
  • 7–8 pm — Ceremony:
    • Hibakusha, survivors of the Japanese atomic bombings
    • Music by Heiwa (Peace) Taiko
    • Messages from the majors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • 8-9 pm: Floating of the Lanterns
  • 9–10:30 pm: Breakdown > Volunteers needed

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE

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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, East Bay, History, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music
Address: Bolivar Dr. and Addison St. Berkeley, CA

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