Fifteenth Annual San Francisco Bay Area

Japanese Peace Lantern Ceremony
Saturday, August 6, 2016, 6:30–9:00 p.m.
71st Anniversary of Hiroshima (Aug. 6) & Nagasaki (Aug. 9) Atomic Bombings
North end of Aquatic Park, Berkeley Accessible
Map  •  Transit  •  Bike  •  Parking Map
 Please use transit, bike, or walk. In-park parking for disabled and seniors only. 
Dress in Warm Layers: It Gets Cool After 8 p.m.

Volunteers Needed
for the 2016 lantern ceremony!
 Fill out the online form
or e-mail
or leave a message at (510) 595-4626.

Download, print, and post the first 2016 flyer [PDF, 294K, Updated 6/30/16]
f See/Post 2015 Event Photos on Facebook!

Peace Lantern Tee-Shirt  •  Peace Lantern Note Cards  •  Be a Sponsor
Berkeley Peace Lantern Ceremony--floating lanterns 2012--photo by Nikolaos Koumoundouros
Photo by Nikolaos Koumoundouros


2:00–6:30 p.m.: Move supplies from storage to park, set up, assemble lanterns: volunteers needed!

6:30 p.m.:

8–9 p.m.:  Floating of the Lanterns
9–10 p.m.: Disassemble, pack up, move to storage: volunteers needed!

Coverage of 2014 ceremony in Contra Costa Times

Photos from 2013 Ceremony by Mel Ashar  •  Video of 2012 Ceremony by Michiko Kurokawa

Please to submit your photographs!

2016 Sponsors and Major Contributors include:
Berkeley City Council  •  Berkeley Peace & Justice Commission  •  •  Friends of Hibakusha
Grandmothers Against War  •  United Nations Association–USA, East Bay  •  Northern California Peace Alliance
Berkeley-Sakai Sister City Association  •  Your Attention, Please! communications
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, East Bay and San Francisco Branches
and other individuals and organizations

Use the above button to donate online.
Checks payable to Peace Lantern Ceremony may be sent to
Peace Lantern Ceremony, 5111 Telegraph Ave. #274, Oakland, CA 94609-1925 USA

Make Lantern Shades  •  How We Make Lantern Bases
  History of Peace Lantern Ceremonies in Japan

Find One in Your Community  •  In Hiroshima  •  In Nagasaki

Previous Years’ Bay Area Peace Lantern Ceremonies

Bay Area Peace Lantern Ceremony
Mail: 5111 Telegraph Ave. #274, Oakland, CA 94609-1925 USA

E-mail:  •  Voice Mail: (510) 595-4626
*Wheelchair accessible (0.5 mile along paved path). ASL or other special needs: Please contact us by July 18.

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