Hiroshima Dispersed and Lantern Festival
6 August 2015, London
On August 6th each year, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony remembers the victims of the atomic bombs and reflects on the concept of peace. This is followed by a Lantern Festival which takes place on the Motoyasu River. Participants decorate their lanterns with messages and pictures before floating them on the river creating a moving and powerful spectacle. To mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima we will mirror this ceremony at the Creekside Discovery Centre, floating the lanterns in the Thames.
Bubble participants will also be doing an informal read through of the Grandchildren of Hiroshima script which has been created from testimony of Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bomb) that we have gathered through interviews. Nine groups, in seven different countries, around the world will also be reading this script on this day. Help us share this story
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