12th Annual Peace Lantern Ceremony | Berkeley
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Aquatic Park (Berkeley) | Bolivar Dr. and Addison St. Berkeley, CA
Decorate free candlelight peace lanterns to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945) at this Japanese-style peace event from 6:30-9 pm on August 3, 2013.
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, along with performance of Japanese bamboo flute music and an informational display about nuclear arms.
- 6:30 pm
- Decorating shades for floating peace lanterns — great for all ages
- Music and Brief Remarks: Including Hiroshima atomic-bombing survivor and author Takashi Tanemori, messages from the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and music by Hali Hammer
- Information display about nuclear arms
- 8-9 pm: Floating of the Lanterns
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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