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12th Annual Peace Lantern Ceremony | Berkeley

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Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Aquatic Park (Berkeley) | Bolivar Dr. and Addison St. Berkeley, CA



12th Annual Peace Lantern Ceremony | Berkeley

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.

2013 Program

  • 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 details

Cost: FREE

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Address: Bolivar Dr. and Addison St. Berkeley, CA

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