we gathered at Green Lake in Seattle for our annual lantern floating ceremony honoring victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war.
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 50 people who donate $100 or more to this all-volunteer effort. You may donate using the donation button below.
To create the “Peace Lantern,” the artist took a watercolor sketch she made of the floating lanterns at the 2013 ceremony and hand-carved an outline key block on linoleum. She then made 14 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 15 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.