From Hiroshima to Hope

August 7, 2010

From Hiroshima to Hope, a peace celebration at Green Lake

Kimono-clad for the celebration of peace

I attended an event last evening at Green Lake, From Hiroshima to Hope, to help remember victims of war and violence and to share prayers for peace.  At dusk, participants sent paper lanterns afloat in the lake.  It was a beautiful and festive celebration.

Three little girls hiding behind two fans

Waiting until dark to light lantern and set it afloat

Lanterns alight with hopes and wishes for peace

Launching a lantern in Green Lake

Floating lanterns

2 Responses to “From Hiroshima to Hope”


  1. Beautiful images to mark this very sad day. I did a post on H. too and even worse is Tuesday the 9th … for it had already been seen how horrific an impact this bomb had on innocent civilians. It is just so hard to believe a second bomb would have been dropped. Thank you for this heart warming post.


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