“Hiroshima Time 8:15AM”
Thursday, August 5, 2021, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, PDT
Friday, August 6, 2021, from 7:00am – 9:00am, Japan Time
Cultural News presents an online live event to remember the Hiroshima Atomic bombing, victims, and survivors on Thursday August 5 at 3:00pm in Los Angeles time (Friday, August 6 at 7:00am in Hiroshima) via a webinar.
Dubbed as “Hiroshima Time 8:15AM,” the online live event is planned to share the moment of the Atomic bomb explosion which was dropped by US bomber Enola Gay on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima, Japan, at the end of World War II.
“Hiroshima Time 8:15AM” will be hosted by Shige Higashi, Cultural News editor in Los Angeles, and Hiroshima resident Manabu Yamasaki will report current topics in live. Around 8:15am in Hiroshima time (4:15pm in Los Angeles time), a live view from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park will be reported.
“Hiroshima Time 8:15AM” was conceived after one-year online lecture series by Yamasaki and Higashi. With the title of “Come to Hiroshima,” Higashi hosted Yamasaki’s lectures in Japanese to explain the history and stories of the Hiroshima reconstruction including the Motomachi Poplar Street, the Peace Park and the Rest-house, the Peace Park Plan by architect Tange Kenzo, the Hiroshima Peace Cathedral, the Shukkei-en Japanese garden, and the Hiroshima Castle.
English and Japanese bilingual versions of the online lecture series has been realized under the name of “Hiroshima Reconstruction After Atomic Bombing” which including the Shukkei-en Japanese garden, the Hiroshima Castle, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Plan by Tange Kenzo.
Speaker Yamasaki is Hiroshima native and had worked at the Hiroshima Municipal Office until his retirement. He specialized in city planning and had chances to visit historical venues and gather first-hand information.
Since before his retirement and currently, Yamasaki has led “Under Sky Hospitality Workshop,” an association to encourage people to use public spaces such as opening cafes on riverbanks and operating boat-taxi in rivers in Hiroshima.
Participants in “Hiroshima Time 8:15AM” are welcomed to ask any questions to Yamasaki after his presentation. English and Japanese translations will be provided.