Aratani Theatre to host stage production to learn Hiroshima and Nagasaki experiences, Feb 22, 12:15PM

Mixed Arts Stage Production “Afternoon of Peace: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Experience”

WHAT: Shadows for Peace and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center Presents a Mixed Arts Stage Production “Afternoon of Peace: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Experience”

WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2020
12:15 pm – Shinto Prayer by Rev. Izumi Hasegawa with Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America
2:00 pm – Mixed Arts Stage Production “Afternoon of Peace: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Experience”

WHERE: Aratani Theatre, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

TICKETS: $30 for general, $25 for JACCC members

More Information:  www.jaccc.org/afternoon-of-peace

Shadows for Peace

Shadows for Peace, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was founded in 2015 by Richard Yutaka Fukuhara, an Artist and Social Activist, in partnership with Oral Historian and Filmmaker Robert M. Horsting. This organization’s purpose is to educate people of the world about the devastating effects of atomic/nuclear weapons, through the personal experiences and lessons learned from the atomic bombings on August 6 and August 9, 1945. Facebook: Shadows for Peace

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

Founded in 1971, JACCC is one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States. Serving as the hub for Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture, and a community gathering place for the diverse voices it inspires—JACCC connects traditional and contemporary; community participants and creative professionals; Southern California and the world beyond.

“Afternoon of Peace: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Experience”

A Mixed Arts stage production consisting of dance, music, song and projected art, honoring and remembering the Hibakusha of August 6 and August 9, 1945. This performance is also dedicated in memory of Richard Yutaka Fukuhara, (08/20/44-12/04/18). Running time is about 2 hours.

“Afternoon of Peace: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Experience”
Program

12.15pm – 1.00pm: Memorial Service by Shinto Priest (Note: Location is in front of theater)
1.30pm: Doors open
2.00pm:
Opening remarks Pat Wyatt/Alison De La Cruz/Robert M. Horsting

  1. “Akatombo” Takako Uemura
  2. Morning Blessing , town activity Rev. Izumi Hasegawa
  3. “The Experience” Ken Dance Company
  4. Panorama of Hiroshima Video / Austin Auger
  5. Mother finds baby Dancer
  6. “Above the Bomb” Video / Louis Ozawa Chang-Chien – Voice Over
  7. Hibakusha Testimonials Video / Robert M. Horsting
  8. “My Father” Helen H. Ota
  9. “Furusato” Nori Tani Ensemble w/ Takako & Helen
  10. Japanese Classical dance Bando Hidesomi
  11. Hawaii Missile Scare Testimonials Video / Robert M. Horsting
  12. “Peace Prayer” Read by Hibakusha
  13. “Letters from Japan” Read by Children
  14. “Sakura”/ “Matsuri” Akiko Dohi, Concert Pianist
  15. “Peace” Calligraphy & Taiko Kuniharu Yoshida and Walter Nishinaka
  16. “Imagine” Nori Tani Ensemble w/ Lauren Kinkade Wong
  17. Finale “Let there be Peace on Earth” Nori Tani Ensemble w/Takako, Lauren joined by cast & Audience