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A Summer Evening of Prayer & Peace
August 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
On the night of August 5, the string of temples and shrines in Futaba-no-sato, originally constructed to protect the castle town of Hiroshima from misfortune that was said to come from the northeast, are illuminated by candles and decorated with flowers 7 shrines and temples to comfort the souls of the victims of the A-bombing and to wish for peace throughout the world. There will also be cultural events and some cooling drinks, uchiwa fans and refreshing locally-grown fruit on offer in local community centers and parks.
All are welcome and there is no charge to participate. You can go wander around the shrines and temples by yourself, or you can join a guided tour which will assemble in front of Hiroshima Shinkansen Station at 18:15. Futaba-no-sato volunteer guides will be accompanied by English speaking guides to help with translation.