San Francisco Bay Area
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 *
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.
for the 2016 lantern ceremony!
Fill out the online form,
or leave a message at (510) 595-4626.
Download, print, and post the first 2016 flyer [PDF, 293K, Updated 6/23/16]
See/Post 2015 Event Photos on Facebook!
Peace Lantern Tee-Shirt
Peace Lantern Note Cards
• Be a Sponsor
|Photo by Nikolaos Koumoundouros
| 2016 PROGRAM
2:00–6:30 p.m.: Move supplies from storage to park, set up, assemble lanterns: volunteers needed!
- Decorating shades
for floating peace lanterns — great for all ages!
- Music and Brief Remarks
Music by Heiwa (Peace) Taiko
— messages from the mayors of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
→ Read 2015 messages from mayors of
Hiroshima [PDF, 115K] and Nagasaki [PDF, 69K]
(will open in new tab/window)
Information display about nuclear arms
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
to submit your photographs!
2016 Sponsors and Major Contributors include:
Berkeley City Council
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
Make Lantern Shades
How We Make Lantern Bases
History of Peace Lantern Ceremonies in Japan
One in Your Community
Previous Years’ Bay Area Peace Lantern Ceremonies
Bay Area Peace Lantern Ceremony
Mail: 2512 Telegraph Ave. #274, Berkeley, CA 94704-2918 USA
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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