2019 / Passing legacy of Atomic bombing survivors: Special presentation at museum, Nov. 9

Every August 6th in Hiroshima, paper lanterns decorated with prayers for peace are set afloat on the Motoyasu River to mourn the victims of the atomic bombing. Courtesy of Hiroshima Prefecture.

Forwarded for the Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American National Museum
Under the Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Atomic Bomb

Passing the Legacy: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 2:00 PM—4:00 PM
In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

In conjunction with the opening of Under the Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Atomic Bomb, join us for a special presentation by Takuo Takigawa, Director of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and testimonies followed by Q&A with Howard Kakita and Junji Sarashina, Japanese Americans who were in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped.

The program will be moderated by JANM Vice President of Operations/Art Director Clement Hanami, whose mother was also an atomic bomb survivor.

The premier of Seeds, a 20-minute documentary by director Miyuki Iwasaki about the late Kazuye Suyeishi, a Japanese American atomic bomb survivor and activist, will also be included in the program.

A shorter version of the film will be shown as part of the Under a Mushroom Cloud exhibition.

Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended.