Nagasaki Day Peace Program



Nagasaki, WWII, atomic bombing, peace, NYC, Japan, Tenri Cultural Institute

Nagasaki Day Peace Program

Tuesday, August 8 from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Tenri Cultural Institute – 43A W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Admission: Free

A reception commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by a peace concert and the livecasting of the Nagasaki peace ceremony.

Paule Saviano will speak about his photography exhibition From Above. Following Saviano’s talk there will be a Benefit Peace Concert at 8:30 p.m., featuring local musicians, including violinist Sumiko Tajihi, vibraphone player Mika Mimura, members of Tenri Gagaku Music Society of NY, and Japan Choral Harmony “TOMO,” a choir group led by conductor Mike Shirota.

At 9:30 p.m., guests will see a live streaming of the memorial ceremony from Nagasaki City, which includes a speech by Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue. At exactly 10:02 p.m., the exact moment of the Nagasaki bombing (August 9 at 11:02 a.m. Japan time), a bell for peace will be rung.

This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Buddhist Council of New York and the Interfaith Center of New York, in partnership with Nagasaki Prefectural Government, supported by the Origami Therapy Association, and hosted by Tenri Cultural Institute.