WHEN: August 6th, starting at 6:00 pm.
6 PM – GATHERING, LANTERN PREPARATION, PICNICKING, MUSIC
- Sculpture, “Little Boy, folded,” created by Yukiyo Kawano, on display.
- 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 Refl ection: Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Seattle Chapter.
6:30 PM – MUSIC
-Sound Singers Japanese Choir, directed by Chris Vincent.
6:50 PM – MOVING OF SCULPTURE, “LITTLE BOY, FOLDED”
- Butoh Procession by Kaoru Okumura, Aoi Lee, Shoko Zama, Julia Kusanagi, Asumi Motegi
Wantz, Chika Tokara with musician Larry Lawson.
- Poem, “The Cloud of Unknowing,” by Debora Greger, read by Herb Tsuchiya.
7 PM – PROGRAM
- Welcome and Opening Remarks, Stan Shikuma, founder of Seattle Kokon Taiko.
- Blessing, Kanjin Cederman Shonin, Seattle Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple.
- On the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Razmig Keutelian, vice president of the
Armenian Cultural Association of Washington.
- Nocturne, by the Armenian composer Edvard Baghdasaryan (1922-1987), played by Gayane
Grigoryan on violin, accompanied by Yoshiko Yamamoto on piano.
- Seattle Kokon Taiko.
- Keynote Speaker, Estela Ortega, Executive Director, El Centro de la Raza.
- Music and Donation Appeal, Mike Stern, performing his original songs, “As If the Flowers
Knew” and “Phoenix & the Golden Rule ”.
- Closing Remarks, Stan Shikuma.
- Music, Marcia Takamura, koto, Kuniko Takamura, koto, and James Jennings, shakuhachi
8:15 PM – TORO NAGASHI LANTERN FLOATING CEREMONY
- Introduction: Rev. Don Castro, Seattle Buddhist Betsuin 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) Marcia Takamura, koto, Kuniko Takamura, koto, and (dock) James Jennings,
(Please follow the drum and the group leaving the stage to the launching docks and wait to fl oat your lantern until
after Reverend Castro 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.
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