From Hiroshima to Hope (FHTH) sadly announces cancellation of the 2020 in-person event. But they are planning other creative ways to mark the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August. Please check back about plans and ways you can join us!
The annual lantern floating ceremony From Hiroshima to Hope honors victims of the atomic bombings* of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war. Created by local peace, faith and community organizations every year since 1984, the Seattle event is the oldest and largest anywhere outside Japan. More than a thousand attendees participate. All those who wish to come can experience the feeling of community, the music and the sight of a thousand lanterns drifting on the lake. It offers the hope that we can resolve international conflicts without violence, and learn the habit and technique of living in peace with all our neighbors on this earth. The event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. The event takes place on the Green Lake northwest shore, near the Bathhouse Theater. (*During the final stage of World War II, the United States dropped A-bombs, aka atomic [fission] bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. The two bombings immediately killed 120,000 people; many more died later from the radiation exposure. They remain the only use of nuclear weapons for warfare in history.) More info: http://fromhiroshimatohope.org/