Huge Turnout Expected This Year
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Fourteenth Annual San Francisco Bay Area

Japanese Peace Lantern Ceremony
Saturday, August 8, 2015, 6:30–9:00 p.m.
70th Anniversary of Hiroshima (Aug. 6) & Nagasaki (Aug. 9) Atomic Bombings
North end of Aquatic Park, Berkeley Accessible
Map  •  Transit  •  Bike
 Please use transit, bike, or walk. Parking for disabled, seniors, and volunteers only. 
Dress in Warm Layers: It Gets Cool After 8 p.m.

Volunteers Needed
for the 2015 lantern ceremony!
 Fill out the online form
or e-mail
or leave a message at (510) 595-4626.

View/download the 2015 flyer [PDF, 1.2MB, Updated 8/1/15]  •  f RSVP 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!

Sponsors and Major Contributors include:
Berkeley City Council  •  •  Friends of Hibakusha  •  Grandmothers Against War
United Nations Association–USA, East Bay  •  Northern California Peace Alliance
Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP)  •  your attention, please! communications
Waterside Workshops  •  Alliance Graphics  •  Walter Mork Sheetmetal  •  East Bay Meditation Center
Monkey Business Camp  •  West Mountain Sign  •  Jack M. Dairiki, A-Bomb Survivor
Amelia Straton  •  M.T. Silvia  •  Patrick Gaffney  •  Sally Louise Crystal  •  Jeffrey Akeley  •  Summer Meyer

and other individuals and organizations

Public-address systems provided by EarthCapades and by
the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee¡Hal Carlstad, presente!

Use the above button to donate online.
Checks payable to Peace Lantern Ceremony may be sent to
Peace Lantern Ceremony ℅ Steve, 2512 Telegraph Ave. #274, Berkeley, CA 94704-2918 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: 2512 Telegraph Ave. #274, Berkeley, CA 94704-2918 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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