2017 / Hiroshima and Nagasaki experience program to be held at Long Beach center, March 12

Shadows for Peace, for the Sake of the Children: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Experience

1000 Prayers for Peace (c) Richard Yutaka Fukuhara 2012March 12, 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 1:30 to 4:00 pm
The Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center
1766 Seabright Avenue, Long Beach 90813

Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center presents “Shadows for Peace” featuring music by the Nori Tani and Friends, interviews with atomic survivors, Hibakusha, and artwork created from Hibakusha stories and hope and prayers for World Peace by Richard Fukuhara.

This free program begins at 1:30 pm with music and the art exhibition.

At 2:00 pm information about “Shadows for Peace,” the morning of August 6 and August 9, 1945, and Hibakusha interviews with Robert Horsting.

Seating is limited. RSVP at richard@chadowsforpeace.com or (714) 998-8790

On August 6, over 70,000 died within a week, and close to 200,000 people were injured. Among the injured 70,000 died by the end of 1945 in Hiroshima. On August 9, an estimated 40,000 were killed in Nagasaki with 40,000 injured.

By the end of 1945, the combined estimated number of victims who died from the effects of atomic was over 220,000. Among those killed in Hiroshima were an estimated 1,000 Japanese Americans. In the 1970s, it was confirmed that 12 United States airmen (who were POWs), were also victims of the Hiroshima atomic blast.

The intent of “Shadows for Peace” is not to debate the whys nor wherefores of the dropping of the atomic bombs, but to “educated and engage” attendees of the horrific destructive power of nuclear weapons, which today are hundreds of times more powerful and deadly.

“Shadows for Peace” is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization.