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From Hiroshima to Hope
August 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Candle-lit lanterns will spark hope at From Hiroshima to Hope, Seattle’s annual lantern-floating peace ceremony, on Sunday evening, August 6 at Green Lake. The event includes music, poetry, dance, speakers, and candle-lit lanterns floating on the lake. Marking the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, From Hiroshima to Hope honors the bombings’ victims and all victims of war and violence.
The event begins at 6:00 PM with lantern preparation. The family program begins at 7:00 PM and includes the popular Japanese American drum performance group, Seattle Kokon Taiko. This year also features a dance performance by Gabrielle Nomura Gainor, a dancer/choreographer who will present a piece titled “Sadako and the Cranes.” The candle-lit lantern ceremony begins at 8:15 p.m., with lanterns floating on the lake at dusk.
From Hiroshima to Hope is created annually by the non-profit organization, From Hiroshima to Hope, and is sponsored by local community organizations. The event, held just south of the Bathhouse on Green Lake’s northwest shore at West Green Lake Drive North and Stone Ave North, is free and open to the public. For more information: 206-928-2590. http://fromhiroshimatohope.org; https://www.facebook.com/FromHiroshimaToHope.