2015 / “Hiroshima Calling” Poster Exhibition, War Experience Sharing, and Taiko Drumming in Phoenix, AZ, Aug 04 – 09

Hiroshima Calling Poster Exhibition 2015

Hiroshima Calling Poster Exhibit will be held from August 4 through August 9, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Tempe History Museum, 809 E Southern, Tempe, Arizona 85282.

Hiroshima Calling commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the A-bombs which were dropped on Japanese cities in August of 1945.

The Tempe History Museum, in collaboration with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, will host a poster series August 4-9. The exhibit contains information and images that chronicle the events surrounding the bombing of Hiroshima. Photos of Jizo statues which were affected by the Atomic explosion also will be exhibited.

Admission is free and open to the public during regular business hours.

In conjunction with the Hiroshima Calling poster exhibit, a free special event is scheduled to occur on Friday, Aug. 7, from 5 – 9 p.m. within the Tempe History Museum.

Visitors are invited to create origami cranes and beaded bracelets.

Starting at 7 p.m., Hiroshima survivor Shigeko Sasamori, Holocaust survivor Frank Yakov Mashiaro, and Susan Southard, author of “Nagasaki” will share their real life experiences from the war.

From 8-9 p.m., a performance featuring ancient Japanese drumming songs from Hiroshima will round out the evening.

This special event is free and open to the public.

Ken Koshio, organizer and producer of the event, says, “In an instant, tens of thousands of lives were lost in Hiroshima in 1945, and with them their art, songs, stories and the richness of a culture were lost too. Hiroshima Calling remembers history and recognizes the importance of culture and arts, and their influence on our lives each day.  It reminds us that it is important to have hope and to live with our neighbors in a peaceful society.”

Koshio produced Hiroshima Calling in 2008 and 2010.