From Hiroshima to Hope has been created by local peace, faith and community organizations every year since 1984, The Seattle event is the oldest and largest anywhere outside Japan. More than a thousand attendees participated again last year. The 2016 From Hiroshima to Hope Planning Committee welcomes all those who wish to come and experience the feeling of community, the music and the sight of a thousand lanterns drifting on the lake. It offers the hope that we can resolve international conflicts without violence, and learn the habit and technique of living in peace with all our neighbors on this earth.For the second time, to commemorate From Hiroshima to Hope, the artist Yoshiko Yamamoto created a limited-edition block print of the lantern-floating ceremony. The artist is offering an original of this block print, “Peace Lantern,” to the first 40 people who donate $100 or more to this all-volunteer effort. You may donate using the donation button below. To create the “Lantern Floating,” linoleum block print, the artist took a watercolor sketch she made of the floating lanterns at the 2015 ceremony and hand-carved an outline key block on linoleum. She then made 1o more blocks using polymer plates, one for each individual color of ink she was going to print. Then, hand mixing each color, she printed the blocks, one at a time, using a Vandercook press. In the end, it took 10 separate blocks to create the subtle nuances of water, night sky, and the glowing lanterns of the print. To see the print or other works by the artist, go to www.artsandcraftspress.com.
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