Hiroshima 70 Peace Commemorations

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Here is a compilation of the various events taking place around Hiroshima to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the A-bombing. We will be adding more events and info as it comes in. If you know of any events that are missing or would like to add details to any of the listings, please post a comment below or email us at info@gethiroshima.com.

 

July 25-31

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hatchoza Cinema

1959, 131 minutes
Language French, English, Japanese with Japanese subtitles
Director Alain Resnais
Starring Emmanuelle Rive, Eiji Okada

Adults & college students ¥1200, Seniors ¥1100, High School students and younger ¥1000

Showing at 10:30 daily and at 21:00 on Saturday, July 25.

 

August 3

A-bomb Survivor Testimony in English

Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall
A-bomb Survivor Testimony in English
More details here

13:00-14:00
Free

 

August 4

A-bomb Survivor Testimony in English

Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall
A-bomb Survivor Testimony in English
More details here
11:00-12:00
Free

 

Free screening of Atomic Mom & Panel Discussion

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19:00-20:00 Panel discussion featuring Atomic Mom director M.T.Silvia, Okada Emiko (featured in the film) and photographer Michel Aguilera
20:00-21:00
Free
Food and drinks available for purchase
http://www.atomicmom.org/
Atomic Mom YouTube channel

 

August 5

 

Look Up Art Action

Volunteers “transform the target” in this simple, but poignant art action.
Aioi Bridge

look up art action

07:50-08:25
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Photos and impressions from the 2013 Look Up action

 

One The Dream

Music on the river bank opposite the A-bomb Dome.
Motoyasu River

Contemporary Buddhist Art group S-va-ha

Times TBC
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August 6

 

Peace Memorial Ceremony

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

peace momorial ceremony

08:00
More details
Photos from Hiroshima Day, 2012.

 

A-bomb Survivor Testimony in English

International Conference Center Hiroshima

A-bomb Survivor Testimony in English

10:00-12:30
Free
More details here

 

MAYA MAXX Paint it Peace

Live painting by well know Japanese artist and illustrator on the roof of Fukuya Department Store.
Fukuya Department Store

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Starts at 11:00
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Lantern Floating

Motoyasu River, Peace Memorial Park

hiroshima day lantern floating

18:00
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Photos from Hiroshima Day, 2012.

 

August 8

 

Inori

Nagarekawa Church
Live music event featuring Hawaii-based “neo-ecological artist” Alicia Bay Laurel and others.
14:00-19:30
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Grandchildren of Hiroshima

Oral history and performance project, rooted in interviews between survivors of the Atomic bomb and children in Hiroshima, culminates in an inter-generational, community performance.
19:00
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August 7

 

Grandchildren of Hiroshima

Oral history and performance project, rooted in interviews between survivors of the Atomic bomb and children in Hiroshima, culminates in an inter-generational, community performance.
19:00
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August 8

 
Oral history and performance project, rooted in interviews between survivors of the Atomic bomb and children in Hiroshima, culminates in an inter-generational, community performance.
13:00 & 17:00
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Art Exhibitions

 

Hiroshima Trilogy: 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing, Part 1: Life=Work

July 18-September 27
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
More details here

 

The Atomic Bomb – Hiroshima Live Restoration Work

July 18-September 27
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
More details here
Free

 

Hiroshima Back Then (ano koro no hiroshima)

July 18-August 16

ano koro no hiroshima
Former Bank of Japan Building
More details here

 

Shinpei Takeda: MEMORIA(L) メモリア(る)

July 21-26

Photo: Robin Merkisch / SPAM CONTEMPORARY
Photo: Robin Merkisch / SPAM CONTEMPORARY

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More details here
Free

 

Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness

July 25-October 18
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
More details here

 

The 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: War and Peace

July 25-September 13
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

 

Breathing Shadow of A-bombed Trees

Shunya Asami
July 28-August 2
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Free

 

“Vêtements d’Hiroshima” (Clothes from Hiroshima)

Michel Aguilera
August 4-August 9
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Free
More details here

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.

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