2022 “From Hiroshima to Hope” Annual Lantern Floating Peace Ceremony at Green Lake
Candle-lit lanterns will bring messages of peace and hope in this annual event that honors victims of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all victims of violence. Lanterns will be provided and personalized with calligraphy by members of the Beikuku Shodo Kenkyu Kai (Japanese) and the Gurudwara Singh Sabha of Washington and Khalsa Gurmat School (Gurmukhi). The event will take place just south of the Seattle Public Theater (aka Bathhouse Theater), on Green Lake’s NW shore, at West Green Lake Drive North and Stone Ave North.
6 PM Gathering at Green Lake/Time to get your lanterns personalized.
7 PM Family Program including Seattle Kokon Taiko, poet Sharon Hashimoto, Ukrainian singer Roman Vashchuk, and keynote by Lori Matsukawa. Tara Villalba with the WA Physicians for Social Responsibility will serve as emcee.
8 PM Lantern floating ceremony followed by attendees floating candle-lit lanterns at dusk.
COVID safety protocols will be followed. Due to the numbers of attendees, including vulnerable populations, masks are encouraged for the safety and well-being of all.
This event is supported by the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Parks and Recreation and numerous local peace, community and faith organizations.
August 6, 2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Seattle Public Theater at the Green Lake Bathhouse, 7312 West Green Lake Drive North
Seattle, WA, 98103
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
719 S King St
Seattle, WA, 98104
Explore what it means to survive and thrive in a new culture. Tour the very hotel where countless Asian Pacific immigrants first found a home, a meal and refuge in Seattle. Challenge your perspective on what it means to be, and become, American. Immerse yourself in contemporary Asian Pacific American issues through authentic stories, bold art and community driven exhibits. It's all at The Wing, America's only museum devoted to the Asian Pacific American Experience.