WHEN: August 6th, starting at 6:00 pm.
6 PM – GATHERING, LANTERN PREPARATION, PICNICKING, MUSIC
– Photo exhibit of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the Atomic Bombing.
– Atomic Footprints” poster exhibit
– Lantern Calligraphy, until 7:30 pm, Beikoku Shodo Kenkyukai (Japanese Calligraphers)
and Gurudwara Singh Sabha (Punjabi Calligraphers) and Khalsa Gurmat Center
– Silent Space for Reflection: Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Seattle Chapter.
– Sculpture, “Little Boy, folded,” created by Yukiyo Kawano, on display.
6:45 PM –music by Marcia Takamura, koto.
7 PM – PROGRAM
– Welcome and Opening Remarks, Stan Shikuma, founder of Seattle Kokon Taiko.
– Blessing, Imam Jamal Rahman, Co-founder and Muslim Sufi minister at Interfaith community Sanctuary.
– Sound Singers Japanese Choir, Chris Vincent, director; Kaori Sakuma, accompanist.
– Seattle Kokon Taiko, directed by Stan Shikuma.
– Keynote Speaker, Imam Jamal Rahman, Co-founder and Muslim Sufi minister at Interfaith community Sanctuary.
– Donation Appeal,
– Music, Gen Obata.
– Closing Remarks, Stan Shikuma.
– Music, James Jennings, shakuhachi
8:15 PM – TORO NAGASHI LANTERN FLOATING CEREMONY
– Introduction: Kanjin Cederman Shonin, Seattle Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple..
– Procession to the launching docks, led by Priests presenting the Lantern Floating, Stan Shikuma,
Hibakusha, Participants in the Interfaith Peace Walk, Elders, Speakers, and Performers.
Music, (stage) James Jennings, shakuhachi.
(Please follow the drum and the group leaving the stage to the launching docks and wait to fl oat your lantern until
after Reverend Cederman and his special guests have performed their ceremony there.)
WHERE: Green Lake, Northwest shore, near Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 West Green Lake Drive North.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 206-453-4471 or firstname.lastname@example.org.