Hiroshima 2013, Peace Events

hiroshima peace craneHere is our English round up of peace related events in Hiroshima happening around the 68th anniversary of the A-bombing. Watch, listen, take part, contemplate, and yes, enjoy.

If you know of any more that you think should be included, please send us an email or let us know in the comments.

 

 

August 1

Two performances of the oral history play covering a century of Japanese-American history

Breaking The Silence
Breaking The Silence
Original Drawings From Barefoot Gen
The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts From The Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946

August 2

Breaking The Silence
Con-Can Short Film Festival
Original Drawings From Barefoot Gen
The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts From The Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946

August 3

The big ticket event today is the World Peace Concert featuring Qunicy Jones and his crew, along with Ko Shibasaki and Koean idols KARA.
Quincy Jones | World Peace ConcertElsewhere, however, Jogakuin University concludes its public events held in conjunction with its international Peace Seminar with a TED style talk event and the director Linda Hoaglund and photographer Ishiuchi Miyako make an appearance at the opening of the Things Left Behind documentary film.

Breaking The Silence
Hello Hiroshima
Things Left Behind
World Peace Concert
Telling Our Stories: TEDxHJU
Original Drawings From Barefoot Gen
The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts From The Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946

August 4

Aioi-bashi T BridgeGet up early to take part in what could be a very powerful art action which tries to re-imagine the T-bridge which provided the visual target for the pilots of the Enola Gay. Later is the first of four opportunities to hear the testimony of A-bomb survivors in English at the Peace Memorial Museum.

Transformation of Target
A-bomb Survivor Testimony in English
Original Drawings From Barefoot Gen
The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts From The Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946

August 5

Memorial Ceremony for Korean A-bomb Victims Korean A-bomb Victims Memorial Ceremony
A-bomb Survivor Testimony in English
Futaba-no-sato Peace Candle Night
Original Drawings From Barefoot Gen
The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts From The Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946

 

August 6 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Day

Peace Memorial Ceremony
A-bomb Survivor Testimony in English
A-bomb Survivor Testimony in English afternoon session
Lantern Floating Ceremony
EIGHT SIX Live
Inori 8.6-3.11
Summer of Love
Hiroshima Carp vs Hanshin Tigers “Peace Nighter”
Original Drawings From Barefoot Gen
The Art of Gaman: Arts & Crafts From The Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946

 

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and loves running in the mountains.

3 thoughts on “Hiroshima 2013, Peace Events

  • August 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm
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    I am all for remembering and reflecting on historical events. But I wonder…with all these events, is August 6th becoming more “festivally”?
    A friend’s daughter will be dancing tomorrow at the Peace Arch Stage, Yoshimoto Comedians will be performing….somehow it doesn’t really seem appropriate

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  • August 1, 2013 at 10:58 pm
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    Where is the Oliver Stone event?

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