Sadako’s statue. This is our cry, this is our prayer: Peace in the World. The remains of the dome. The horror. A habaksha’s voice. When I passed by a streetcar. I stepped inside and saw corpses. I saw a slight movement,
This is our cry, this is our prayer:
Peace in the World
When I passed by a streetcar. I stepped inside and saw corpses. I saw a slight movement,
I heard a tiny voice “water,water”. I got out and looked for water. I saw none…
Thirty years later, I keep wishing I could have found water for that person.
I talk about it with my loved ones and join my hands in prayer. Kenichi Nakano - Survivor
Harmful Nuclear Rays
Etches Shadow on the steps
Mother, tearing at a wall as the fire closes in under the toppled house.
Her daughter was alive, and yet, in the end, Mother failed to make a hole large enough to save her.
Give me back my FatherGive me back my Mother
Give me back my GrandparentsGive me back my Children
Give me back MyselfGive me back my People
As long as men live in this worldImmutable peace
Bring back peace
Let all the souls here rest in peace;
For we shall not repeat the evil.
… from a mountain of despair we will hew a stone of hope …
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hiroshima … City of Hope
Three year old Shinichi A metal helmet on his head Buried with his beloved tricycle Slept for 40 summers Now covered in rust A reminder to us all of the many years that have passed Since the bombing
They said that for 75 years nothing will grow—
Is where the Japanese people
Recovered their lives-
On top of devastation, green buds
Hopes and courage
In the after –
Math of late September 1945
Among the charred ruins
HIROSHIMA rebuilt …
Two rivers meet in one place,
Devastated, desolate and barren it once was,
But like the Phoenix, Hiroshima rose
Out of the ashes, out of the hatred.
Today it stands-a testament for all to see.
Peace is attainable, it is a hope,
a reality that could be.
Dos rios cruzan en un vacio,
Drestrozado, desplobado, y sin vida
Pero como el Phoenix, Hiroshima resucito
Fuera de los escombros, de la oscurida y el odio.
Hoy vive-un testamento para todos ver
La paz es posible, es una esperanza,
una realidad que puede ser.
It was not me
I have no memory
of when or how
why or to whom
It is me
My children and those
Who come after
I have seen
Now, I shall tell…
Push through the earth
We will never
A sprout seeks the sun
As each restores
their burnt souls
knows the way to repair
Angel of Peace
Lies within its people
Promoting world Peace
One child at a time,
Hiroshima University …
Peace Prayer … From Reflection To Reality
Hiroshima Group Presentation
Fulbright Memorial Fund