Berkeley’s Beautiful Peace Lantern Ceremony
Decorate free candlelight peace lanterns to commemorate the 71st 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 6, 2016 | 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.
- 1-6:30 pm: Set up > Volunteers needed
- 6:30–8 pm — Decorating shades for floating peace lanterns & other participatory art activities
- 7–8 pm — Ceremony:
- Hibakusha, survivors of the Japanese atomic bombings
- Music by Heiwa (Peace) Taiko
- Messages from the majors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
- View information display about nuclear arms
- 8-9 pm: Floating of the Lanterns
- 9–10:30 pm: Breakdown > Volunteers needed